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Strasburg in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Saint Paulís Lutheran Church

 
 
Saint Paul's Lutheran Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 29, 2007
1. Saint Paul's Lutheran Church Marker
Inscription.
Historic valley congregation, strasburg's
oldest, organized by German settlers (c.1747)
who first worshiped in log building just west
of this site. Parish records date from 1769.
Strasburg's first school conducted by the
congregation and its schoolmaster, Simon Harr,
from 1776 to 1815.

During the war between the states the brick
building erected on this site in 1844 was
used by Federal troops as a hospital, arsenal,
and stable, the bell tower and facade were
completed in 1893.

presented by
The Lucy Ludwig Class
1961

 
Erected 1961.
 
Location. 38° 59.452′ N, 78° 21.76′ W. Marker is in Strasburg, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is at the intersection of West Washington Street and North Fort Street, on the right when traveling west on West Washington Street. Touch for map. Located in front of the Lutheran Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 156 West Washington Street, Strasburg VA 22657, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Strasburg (a few steps from this marker); Stonewallís Surprise (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also
Saint Paul's Lutheran Church image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 29, 2007
2. Saint Paul's Lutheran Church
The marker stands at the retaining wall just to the right. Note the founding stone under the largest bay window (sand colored block). It reads, "St. Paul's Ev. L.C. 1844 1892," indicating the Evangelical Lutheran Church, with original church building and addition dates.
named Historic Strasburg (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Historic Strasburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); This Fertile Land (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Historic Strasburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Signal Knob (approx. 0.3 miles away); Banksí Fort (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Strasburg.
 
Also see . . .  History of Saint Paul's Church. (Submitted on November 11, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Saint Paulís Lutheran Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 14, 2014
3. Saint Paulís Lutheran Church Marker
Saint Paulís Evangelical Lutheran Chruch<br>1844<br>1892 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 14, 2014
4. Saint Paulís Evangelical Lutheran Chruch
1844
1892
Saint Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 29, 2007
5. Saint Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,491 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on May 29, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5. submitted on November 11, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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