St. George’s Episcopal Church – LeMars, IA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama
N 42° 47.279 W 096° 09.902
14T E 731873 N 4741169
Quick Description: St. George’s Episcopal Church was named for patron St. George, a Christian soldier martyred in Palestine in 303 A.D.
Location: Iowa, United States
Date Posted: 8/30/2011 7:17:39 AM
Waymark Code: WMCEVY
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
St. George’s Episcopal Church was named for patron St. George, a Christian soldier martyred in Palestine in 303 A.D. Formerly known as Grace Mission, the church was founded in 1872 nearly a decade before LeMars became an official town. The worship center was built in 1881 to serve the influx of English and Scotch pioneers.

English traditions are still observed by this small but faithful congregation: the Epiphany dinner with the Twelfth Night cake featuring a thimble, ring and dime; the use of apples and oranges in Christimas decorating; and the blessing of pets each spring. Queen Victoria’s Jubilee service was re-enacted at the church’s centennial in 1981. St. George’s Episcopal Church was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 (#76000797).
Street address:
400 1st Avenue
LeMars, IA USA
51031


County / Borough / Parish: Plymouth

Year listed: 1976

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event

Periods of significance: 1875-1899

Historic function: Religion

Current function: Religion

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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