VA-JE4 Hebron Lutheran Church


Nearby stands Hebron Lutheran Church. This cruciform church was built in 1740 ans is America's oldest church in continuous use by Lutherans. The congregation was formed by 1725 by German families, some of whom arrived to Virginia in 1717 to work at Germanna, Lieutenant Governor Alexander Spotswood's frontier mining community. The church was enlarged about 1800 and a pipe organ crafted by David Tannenburg of Lititz, Pennsylvania, was installed. The interior of the church was elaborate frescoed ceilings painted by the Italian-born artist Joseph Oddenino. The was listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.

Department of Historic Resources, 2000.

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