Near Manor in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
New Sweden Evangelical Lutheran Church
Organized on February 23, 1876, by the Rev. J.O. Cavallin and Swedish immigrants, the New Sweden Lutheran congregation built its first sanctuary in 1879 two miles west of this site (where the New Sweden Lutheran Cemetery is located). The present church structure, which has become an important Travis County landmark, was built in 1922 on land donated by Johanna Petterson. Services were conducted in the Swedish language until 1923. The church continues to celebrate its rich heritage as it serves the community with an ongoing ministry.
Erected 1988 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14838.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1868.
Location. 30° 24.345′ N, 97° 29.189′ W. Marker is near Manor, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on New Sweden Church Road east of Church Lane, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12809 New Sweden Church Rd, Manor TX 78653, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Manda (approx. 1.1 miles away); Kimbro Site of Willow Ranch School (approx. 2 miles away); Carlson (approx. 2.6 miles away); St. John Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); Richland School (approx. 3.1 miles away); Rose Hill Cemetery (approx. 3.2 miles away); Pfluger Cemetery (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manor.
Also see . . . New Sweden Evangelical Lutheran Church. (Submitted on January 3, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
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