Details for St. Paul Lutheran Church (Atlas Number 5481005080)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5481005080


Marker Number 5080
Atlas Number 5481005080
Marker Title St. Paul Lutheran Church
Index Entry St. Paul Lutheran Church
Address 319 N. East Ave.
City Wharton
County Wharton
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 782156
UTM Northing 3246156
Subject Codes Lutheran denomination; German immigrants/immigration; churches
Marker Year 1990
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location 319 N. East Avenue, Wharton
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text This church traces its history to 1893, when German settlers in Waterhouse (about 10 miles W) began worshiping together. Officially named St. John Lutheran Church in 1895, the congregation moved to Glen Flora in 1920, after storms destroyed its first three houses of worship. The Glen Flora sanctuary, built in 1920, was destroyed by a 1929 tornado. The congregation moved to Wharton in 1941, taking with them the small frame sanctuary they had built in 1929. Renamed St. Paul Lutheran Church, the congregation eventually erected larger facilities at this site.