St. Paul's Church and Cemetery (Newton, North Carolina)

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St. Paul's Church and Cemetery
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St. Paul's Church and Cemetery (Newton, North Carolina) is located in North Carolina
St. Paul's Church and Cemetery (Newton, North Carolina)
Location Junction of SR 1149 and SR 1164, near Newton, North Carolina
Coordinates 35°40′35″N 81°14′38″W / 35.67639°N 81.24389°W / 35.67639; -81.24389Coordinates: 35°40′35″N 81°14′38″W / 35.67639°N 81.24389°W / 35.67639; -81.24389
Area 6 acres (2.4 ha)
Built 1818
Architect Cline, Henry
Architectural style Federal style
Governing body Private
MPS Catawba County MPS
NRHP Reference # 71000573[1]
Added to NRHP December 09, 1971

St. Paul's Church and Cemetery also known as Old St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or St. Paul's Lutheran Church is a church in Newton, North Carolina. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971 as a Historic Place in Catawba County, North Carolina.[1]

St. Paul's Church, Newton is a two story log weatherboarded church built in 1818. It features a Federal style interior with carved sounding board and moldings and a separate, now repurposed, slave balcony. The building is one of the oldest existing churches in North Carolina west of the Catawba River. The graveyard headstones date to the late 18th century. The St. Paul's Reformed Church at Startown formed from this congregation in 1904.[2][3]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Hikory North Carolina Historic Sites and Museums". Historic Sites and Museums. NClakefront.com Realty. Retrieved 2010-08-23. 
  3. ^ Survey and Planning Unit Staff (September 1971). "St. Paul's Church and Cemetery" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2014-08-01. 

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