Near Spicer in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Lake Florida Mission Covenant Church
First Church in Minnesota Organized by Mission Friend Immigrants from Sweden
1870-Organized on J.A. Skoglund Farm
1870-1955 Served this Rural Parish
1961-Perpetual Care Fund Raised
1962-Dedicated to Covenant N.W. Conf. Work
1916-1920 Pastor 1938-1955
Donated by Family
Erected by the Theo. J. Paulson family.
Location. 45° 16.081′ N, 95° 4.861′ W. Marker is near Spicer, Minnesota, in Kandiyohi County. Marker is on 150th Avenue Northwest (County Road 29) half a mile east of County Highway 5, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is approximately 8½ driving miles from Spicer. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2730 150th Avenue Northwest, Spicer MN 56288, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Johannes Iverson (approx. 1.4 miles away); Jericho (approx. 2.9 miles away); Isle of Refuge (approx. 3 miles away); U.S. Military Post (approx. 3.1 miles away); Victory Dance Olof Olson Haugen (approx. 5˝ miles away); The Old Log Church (approx. 5.6 miles away); a different marker also named Old Log Church (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spicer.
Regarding Lake Florida Mission Covenant Church. The church was originally a Lutheran congregation known as the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church of Norway Lake. In 1879, the congregation voted to leave the Augustana Synod and affiliate with the Mission Friends.
source: Touring Swedish America, 2006
Also see . . .
1. Lake Florida Family History. Mankell family. (Submitted on October 10, 2014.)
2. Lake Florida Family History. Andersson / Skoglund family. (Submitted on October 10, 2014.)
3. Lake Florida Mission Church (Lake Florida, Minn.) records. Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center. (Submitted on October 10, 2014.)
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