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Luxemburg in Stearns County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Luxemburg

 
 
Luxemburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 24, 2013
1. Luxemburg Marker
Inscription. The first settlers in this area were immigrants from Luxembourg and Germany, founding Saint Wendelin's Parish Church in 1859. The town grew to include a school in 1861, post office in 1863, stores, hotel, livery, creamery, feed mill, and other businesses. Construction of the present church began in 1872. It contains a historically significant pipe organ and artwork.
Presented by Luxemburg Lions 4-H Club, 2009

 
Erected 2009 by the Luxemburg Lions 4-H Club.
 
Location. 45° 27.237′ N, 94° 14.766′ W. Marker is in Luxemburg, Minnesota, in Stearns County. Marker is on State Highway 15 0.2 miles south of Ahles Road / 230th Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is by the St. Wendelin Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22714 State Highway 15, Saint Cloud MN 56301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Maine Prairie Corners (approx. 5.2 miles away); Quarry Derrick (approx. 5.7 miles away); Fata Morgana (approx. 5.7 miles away); Fort Holes (approx. 8.1 miles away); Assumption Chapel (AKA Grasshopper Chapel)
Luxemburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 24, 2013
2. Luxemburg Marker
(approx. 8.2 miles away); Sherman Theatre (approx. 8.3 miles away); St. Mary's Building (approx. 8.3 miles away); Breen Hotel (approx. 8.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Luxemburg, Minnesota. "To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Luxembourg during World War II, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg sent three copies of this memorial sculpture to the towns of Luxemburg in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin. The sculpture commemorates the contributions of the U.S. soldiers who liberated Luxembourg." (Submitted on November 19, 2013.) 

2. Liberty Road (France). Wikipedia entry. "Liberty Road is the commemorative way marking the victorious route of the Allied forces from D-Day in June 1944. It starts in Sainte-Mère-Église, in the Manche département in Basse-Normandie, France, travels across Northern France to Metz and then northwards to end in Bastogne, on the border of Luxembourg and Belgium. At each of the 1,146 kilometres, there is a stone marker or 'Borne'." (Submitted on November 19, 2013.) 
 
Additional keywords. Milestone; Road of Freedom
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Settlements & SettlersWar, World II
 
St. Wendelin Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 24, 2013
3. St. Wendelin Catholic Church
Monument by Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 24, 2013
4. Monument by Marker
Plaque at Monument image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 24, 2013
5. Plaque at Monument
Gratefully presented to the community of Luxemburg, Minnesota... unreadable
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 19, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 398 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 19, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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