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Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church A-102 | Marker History

Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church Marker, A-102

Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church traces its existence to 1789 when Shenandoah Valley circuit preacher Paul Henkel held services for the German community in a schoolhouse nearby at Seawright Springs. By 1805, the congregation had built a frame structure on land deeded by Mary and Samuel King. The old Salem cemetery contains several headstones with German inscriptions that date to the early 19th century. In 1859 a new building was constructed. U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s mother, Ida Stover, became a member of the congregation in 1875. The present brick church, dedicated in 1929, just north of here.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 2001
Region: Shenandoah Valley Region
Geographic Location: Augusta County
Physical Description of Location: 417 Salem Church Road (State Route 616) in Weyers Cave, VA 24486. In front of church near intersection of Burke's Mill Road (State route 852).
GPS Location: 38.277689,-78.9839
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