Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (HM1FQQ)

Location: Califon, NJ 07830 Hunterdon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 40.374', W 74° 44.941'

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New Jersey's oldest Lutheran Congregation's first service was conducted on August 1, 1714, by the Reverend Justus Falkner, the first Protestant minister ordained in America. It was held in the home of Aree Van Guinee, a freed slave, who later contributed land for the first church and a glebe for the pastor.

Baltes Pickel, who also attended the first service, built the first church and contributed generously to construction of the current church in 1749.

The Reverend Henry Muhlenberg, "Patriarch of the Lutheran Church in America", and two sons later served as pastors.

A royal charter was granted in 1767.

God's steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations (Psalm 10:5)

Year Placed2014
Placed ByThe Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Jersey
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 9:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 521212 N 4502477
Decimal Degrees40.67290000, -74.74901667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 40.374', W 74° 44.941'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 40' 22.44" N, 74° 44' 56.46" W
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Area Code(s)908
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 56 County Rd 517, Califon NJ 07830, US
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