Templeton in San Luis Obispo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Bethel Lutheran Church
The church building was completed in the fall of 1891. The church building was completed in the fall of 1891. The church bell was added in 1906. The stained glass windows are a more recent addition, being completed in 1986. This building is believed to be the oldest Lutheran Church in Southern California in continuous use.
The power of God’s love continues to reach out to all who are open to become part of the growing family of God’s people.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is July 27, 1887.
Location. 35° 33.085′ N, 120° 42.311′ W. Marker is in Templeton, California, in San Luis Obispo County. Marker is on Crocker Street near 3rd Street. The church building sits on the corner of Crocker and 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 217 Crocker Street, Templeton CA 93465, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this Museum Property / Horstman House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Templeton Carriage Works (about 700 feet away); In Memoriam (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Chumash and Salinan Nations Village Site (approx. 4½ miles away); Carlton Hotel (approx. 4.7 miles away); Atascadero Administration Building (approx. 4.8 miles away); Sunken Gardens (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Templeton.
More about this marker. The marker is located at the entrance to the church on Crocker Street, however the mailing address of the church is 295 Old County Road, which is the street behind the church. Parking is accessible from Old County Road.
Also see . . .
1. Templeton’s Bethel Lutheran Church. Organized in August Johnson’s home on July 27, 1887. Rev. J. Telleen presided and Mr. J. A. Levin acted as secretary. Seven men, five women, and eight children were present at the meeting. (Submitted on November 29, 2010.)
2. Templeton Historical Museum. History of the town with photos and additional information. (Submitted on November 29, 2010.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2010, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 634 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 29, 2010, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.