Arcadia in Manistee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Trinity Lutheran Church
Registered Michigan Historic Site
In 1880 many Germans left Milwaukee and settled in Manistee County. Among them was lumberman Henry Starke, who vowed to return to Wisconsin if no Lutheran church could be found. Instead he helped to organize this congregation in 1881, and he platted Arcadia the same year. In 1887 Starke donated land and money for this Neo-Gothic church, completed in 1888. The complex grew to include a parsonage, a school and a teacherage.
Erected 2002 by Michigan Historical Commission, Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L2118.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Churches & Religion • Education • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
Location. 44° 29.536′ N, 86° 14.15′ W. Marker is in Arcadia, Michigan, in Manistee County. Marker is at the intersection of 3rd Street and Mill Street, on the right when traveling north on 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Restoring Arcadia Marsh and Fish Passage within Bowens Creek (approx. 0.4 miles away); Harriet Quimby / Childhood Home (approx. 2.9 miles away); Joyfield Cemetery (approx. 7.6 miles away); Paul P. Harris (approx. 8.9 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 9 miles away); The Portage Lake Region (approx. 9 miles away); Marquette's Death (approx. 9.6 miles away); a different marker also named War Memorial (approx. 9.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arcadia.
Also see . . .
1. A Brief History of the Lutheran Church. Historic Arcadia Michigan website entry (Submitted on September 4, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Trinity Lutheran Church, Arcadia MI. Cgurch website homepage (Submitted on September 4, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 369 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 4, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.