Texas Brazos Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Cranfills Gap: The Old Rock Church/Our Savior's Lutheran Church and Cemetery

This lovely, historic church was established in 1869, and is still today much as it was then. Norwegian pioneer Cleng Peerson is buried in the cemetery. The church is the annual site of the Norse Smorgasbord, a feast of traditional foods introduced to the area by Norwegian settlers. The building can be used for special services and events arranged by the church, and tours  are given through the Clifton Chamber of Commerce.


  • 152 County Road 4145
  • Cranfills Gap, Texas
  • 76634


Hours & Fees

  • By appointment only.

  • Free

Map & Directions

From Clifton traffic light intersection of TX 6 and FM 219, drive 3.6 miles SW on FM 219; turn right onto CR 4150. Continue on CR 4150 for 3.7 miles to FM 182. Bear right onto FM 182 and continue N approx. 1/2 mile to the church. Continue straight ahead off of FM 182, approx 130 yards. Cemetery is on the right.


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Read more about the Old Rock Church in the Handbook of Texas Online.