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Refugio in Refugio County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church

 
 
Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, June 11, 2010
1. Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church Marker
Inscription. This church traces its history to Nuestra Senora del Refugio (Our Lady of Refuge), a Spanish mission established in 1791 (30 mi. NE). The mission relocated here in 1795. The 1868 building was razed, and in 1901 an impressive Victorian/Romanesque sanctuary was completed here. School, convent, and auditorium facilities were added in 1946. This church, which represents the area's unique blend of Spanish and Irish heritage, continues to serve the local community.

Correction: The school and convent of Our Lady of Refuge Parish were built in 1939-40. The complex was dedicated March 31, 1940.
 
Erected 1994 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3886.)
 
Location. 28° 17.642′ N, 97° 16.653′ W. Marker is in Refugio, Texas, in Refugio County. Marker is on South Alamo Street (Business State Highway 77) near West Roca Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1008 S.Alamo Street, Refugio TX 78377, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Mission Nuestra Señora del Refugio (here, next to this marker); Dennis M. O'Connor Public Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonel A. M. Hobby/Hobby's 8th Texas Infantry Regiment, C.S.A.
Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, June 11, 2010
2. Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church
The marker is located on the left side of the church.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Refugio County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Refugio County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Empresario James Power (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sally Scull (approx. 0.2 miles away); Amon B. King (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Refugio.
 
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Site of Nuestra Senora del Refugio image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, June 11, 2010
3. Site of Nuestra Senora del Refugio
Marker is set in sidewalk in front of church.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 571 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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