Hebron Lutheran Church, Madison County, VA (circa 1740)

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This is the oldest continually used Lutheran Church is the U.S.A. and if you visit inquire as to why the pastor is buried under the floor of he church and ask to see the beautifully painted ceiling.

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Comments (11)

Ali Raza on December 30, 2012


Beautiful photo.

Best wishes.

r.w. dawson on December 30, 2012

Thank you Hafeezmj!

Douglas W. Reynolds,… on December 30, 2012

Killer church, r.w.! I guess he was buried under the floor of the church because there is more earth to dig a grave in. I was hoping you would photograph the beautifully painted ceiling, but I know you are a busy man! :-)

Teresa Chrzanowski F… on December 31, 2012

Wonderful photo. L and F

Happy New Year!


r.w. dawson on December 31, 2012

Thank you DW & Teresa. Best wishes for the New Year!

Corey Coyle on January 3, 2013

This is very nice picture but the title is mispelled.

Corey Coyle

Douglas W. Reynolds,… on January 3, 2013


r.w. dawson on January 3, 2013

Thank you Corey and DW

Corey Coyle on January 3, 2013

Their a lot of Lutheran Church in Wisconsin. Infact the Lutheran Church is largest Protestant religion more than half of all the other Protestant religions in the state.

Corey Coyle

Christos Theodorou on January 3, 2013

Very nice picture. Kind regards – Christos

r.w. dawson on January 5, 2013

Corey, I think this is only the second Lutheran Church that I've photographed. They are rare in the eastern portion of rural Virginia. I shot this well west of my normal stomping grounds. Christos, thank you as always. I appreciate your support.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 30, 2012
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    by r.w. dawson
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix S4250WM
    • Taken on 2012/12/28 16:09:02
    • Exposure: 0.007s (1/140)
    • Focal Length: 4.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash