Details for Our Savior's Lutheran Church (Atlas Number 5035003889)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5035003889


Marker Number 3889
Atlas Number 5035003889
Marker Title Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Index Entry Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Address Unnamed Road
City Clifton
County Bosque
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 625141
UTM Northing 3516004
Subject Codes Lutheran denomination; churches; Norweigan settlement
Marker Year 1965
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location from Clifton take FM 219 west about 6.8 miles; take FM 182 2.8 miles north to church
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Mother church, former Evangelical Lutheran Church in Texas. Organized June 14, 1869, by Norwegian settlers of Bosque County. Building erected 1875-1885. Cleng Peerson, pioneer of Norwegian emigration to U.S. (landed 1821) is buried here. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1965 Supplemental plate: Centennial 1869-1969 Church built by Norwegian pioneers, 1875; contractor Gunerius Shefstad. Dedicated in 1885; enlarged, veneered with brick in 1907; veneer work redone, 1956; memorial windows given in 1958. This church has been served by eight pastors. (1970)