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
Location. 44° 25.016′ N, 94° 7.499′ W. Marker is near Norseland, Minnesota, in Nicollet County. Marker can be reached from County Road 52 half a mile north of State Highway 22, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is approximately twelve driving miles northwest of St. Peter. Marker is attached to the log house of Andrew Thorson located in the park next to the
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. Scandian Grove Lutheran Church. Gustavus Adolphus College. (Submitted on November 3, 2014.)
3. Gustavus Adolphus College. "Founded in 1862, it has valued its Lutheran and Swedish heritages throughout its history." (Submitted on November 3, 2014.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 320 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 3, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.