Near Clear Lake in Deuel County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Tabor Evangelical Church
This marker commemorates the courage, sacrifice, and faithful devotion of the pioneer families of the Evangelical faith who settled in this vicinity of Duel County, South Dakota. In the early days of settlement, services were held in the homes or schoolhouses. They were led by one of the members when the pastor could not be present.
On November 8, 1888, this site was purchased. The Tabor Evangelical Church was erected and served by pastors from Watertown, South Dakota.
In 1903, the Zion Evangelical Church was organized in the city of Clear Lake, South Dakota. Together the two parishes built a parsonage and called a resident pastor to serve both congregations.
In 1959, the Zion and Tabor congregations unified, maintaining the Church in Clear Lake, now known as the Evangelical United Brethren Church.
Many of the graves in the near-by cemetery are those of the pioneers of this area and founders of the Tabor Church. It is to the memory of their wisdom and vision; their faith and trust in God that this marker is dedicated. (Marker Number 357.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is November 8, 1888.
Location. 44° 44.799′ N, 96° 49.426′ W. Marker is near Clear Lake, South Dakota, in Deuel County. Marker is at the intersection of County Road 22 and 496th Avenue, on the left when traveling east on County Road 22. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clear Lake SD 57226, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hidewood Creek Rest Area (approx. 3.4 miles away); Hidewood Creek (approx. 3˝ miles away); Castlewood, South Dakota Veterans Memorial (approx. 10 miles away); District No. 5 Public School (approx. 11.2 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 183 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on August 21, 2021, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 4, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.