The Salem Evangelical Church

The Salem Evangelical Church (HM19TU)

Location: Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077 Dakota County
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N 44° 52.133', W 93° 4.485'

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The first congregation in Minnesota of the Evangelical Association of North America was organized here on March 2, 1857 by the Reverend Andrew Tarnutzer. The first small frame building was replaced in 1875 by a church measuring 20 by 32 feet and having a spire reaching upward 30 feet. The first camp meeting of the Evangelical Association in Minnesota was held here from July 1 to 6, 1857. The last annual meeting recorded in the book of minutes is dated January 8, 1910.

After its closing, the ownership was continued as a Historical Site by The Evangelical Church formed in 1922; then by The Evangelical United Brethren Church formed in 1946; and finally by The United Methodist Church formed in 1968.

This historical marker was placed at this site byThe Commission on Archives and History of The Minnesota Conference ofThe United Methodist Church in 1970.
HM NumberHM19TU
Year Placed1970
Placed ByThe Commission on Archives and History of The Minnesota Conference of The United Methodist Church
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 8:49am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 494095 N 4968387
Decimal Degrees44.86888333, -93.07475000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 52.133', W 93° 4.485'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 52' 7.98" N, 93° 4' 29.10" W
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Area Code(s)651, 612
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1474-1598 County Rd 18, Inver Grove Heights MN 55077, US
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