Near Lafayette in Nicollet County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Bernadotte Lutheran Church
Organized 4 May 1866 at Magnus Peterson home, Pastor John Pehrson, by Swedish settlers, 21 charter families, 104 families by 1870. Commemorated on native stone, set in 1937.
First worship in homes, in school-house No. 26; first church built by Fredrick Webster, 1872, Pastor C. M. Ryden; present sanctuary 1897, Pastor N. O. Grunden.
The name Bernadotte is of French origin, King Charles XIV, ruling house in Sweden since 1810. Visit here by Count and Countess Folke Bernadotte 1933.
Centennial observed year-long 1966.
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Spirit of 76, America's Bicentennial Celebration marker series.
Location. 44° 27.291′ N, 94° 18.103′ W. Marker is near Lafayette, Minnesota, in Nicollet County. Marker is on 515th Avenue (County Highway 10) 0.9 miles north of 350th Street (County Highway 1), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in Bernadette (an unincorporated community), approximately 4½ miles east of Lafayette. Marker is at or near this postal address: 34122 515th Avenue, Lafayette MN 56054, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Bernadotte Lutheran Church Monument (a few steps from this marker); Bernadotte Co-op Creamery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lafayette Township and Village (approx. 4.6 miles away); New Sweden Creamery (approx. 6.4 miles away); Eagle City, Minnesota (approx. 6.7 miles away); Sibley County, Minnesota Veterans Memorial (approx. 7 miles away); District 6 School (approx. 7.1 miles away); Brighton (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lafayette.
Also see . . . Bernadotte Lutheran Church. (Submitted on December 20, 2014.)
Additional keywords. Fields of Grace Parish
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 20, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 20, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.