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Near Fredericksburg in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church

 
 
Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 9, 2015
1. Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church Marker
Inscription. German Lutherans in the community of Cherry Spring began meeting together for worship in the 1850s. Diedrich Rode (1828-1925), a licensed lay minister, provided space in his home for worship services and Sunday school. Christ Church congregation was officially organized in 1905. John and Mary Rode Wendel gave land for a church building in December 1905, and a rock sanctuary was completed in 1906. Services were conducted in the German language until 1922, when occasional English services were added. In the 1950s English became the principal language.
 
Erected 1988 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10018.)
 
Location. 30° 28.943′ N, 98° 59.051′ W. Marker is near Fredericksburg, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker is on Cherry Spring Road 0.2 miles west of Wasserfall Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg TX 78624, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Diedrich Rode Complex (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Cherry Spring School (approx. mile away); The Marschall - Meusebach Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away);
Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 9, 2015
2. Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church Marker
John O. Meusebach (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cherry Spring Schoolhouse (approx. 2.6 miles away); Herman and Willie Lehmann (approx. 6.6 miles away); Homesite of John O. Meusebach, 1812-1897 (approx. 7.3 miles away); Lange's Mill (approx. 8.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Also see . . .  Christ Lutheran Church. A history of the church from the church website. (Submitted on December 16, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
View to West from Cherry Spring Road image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 9, 2015
3. View to West from Cherry Spring Road
Marker is on right (north) side of road near church
View to Northeast from Cherry Spring Road image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 9, 2015
4. View to Northeast from Cherry Spring Road
Marker is next to monument sign
Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 9, 2015
5. Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 16, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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