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Southwest, Synod of the

(Syn. of the South West; Ev. Luth. Syn. of the Southwest [or South West]; Southwest Syn.). Organized 1846, when Ev. Luth. Syn. of the West* divided. Joined The General* Syn. of the Ev. Luth. Ch. in the USA 1848. Divided 1854, part helped form a Kentucky Syn. (see Kentucky Synod, 3), part retained the name Southwest. Dissolved 1856 by mutual consent because it covered too much territory. Mems. in mid-Tennessee were directed to the Kentucky Syn. Of the mems. in W Tennessee, Missouri, and Illinois, some formed the Ev. Luth. Syn. of Southern Illinois,* others joined the Ev. Luth. Syn. of Illinois.*

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