Near Norseland in Nicollet County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Scandian Grove Evangelical Lutheran Church
In this house, built by Andrew Thorson
in 1855 the early settlers met often
for worship, and the Scandian Grove
Evangelical Lutheran Church was
organized on June 13, 1858.
The Memory of the Pioneers
In Honored Memory of
Scandian Grove Lutheran Church
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1600.
Location. 44° 25.016′ N, 94° 7.499′ W. Marker is near Norseland, MinnesotaTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 42869 County Road 52, Saint Peter MN 56082, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Norseland Community (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Norseland Community (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Norseland Community (approx. 0.8 miles away); New Sweden Indian Attack (approx. 0.8 miles away); Norseland Lutheran Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); District 6 School (approx. 2.2 miles away); New Sweden Creamery (approx. 3.3 miles away); Old Traverse Cemetery (approx. 8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norseland.
More about this marker. Andrew Thorson was instrumental in persuading church leaders to relocate Gustavus Adolphus College to St. Peter.
Also see . . .
1. Scandian Grove Lutheran Church. (Submitted on November 3, 2014.)
2. Gustavus Adolphus College. "Founded in 1862, it has valued its Lutheran and Swedish heritages throughout its history." (Submitted on November 3, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 572 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 3, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.