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

Czech Catholic Union of Texas

 
 
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By Gregory Walker, June 6, 2015
1. Czech Catholic Union of Texas Marker
Inscription. On March 24, 1889, a group of Czech immigrants gathered here to form the Katolicka Jednota Texaska (KJT), or Czech Catholic Union of Texas. A fraternal benefit society, the KJT was chartered on July 4, 1889, with six individual lodges. Through programs such as life insurance, financial aid to members, churches, and educational scholarships, the organization has served people throughout the state and has grown to number over one hundred lodges. The KJT continues to uphold the purpose of its founders in the same fraternal spirit.
 
Erected 1989 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1140.)
 
Location. 29° 50.792′ N, 96° 55.287′ W. Marker is in Hostyn, Texas, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 2436 and Kallus Road, on the right when traveling west on Road 2436. Click for map. Marker is in front of the Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 936 FM 2436, La Grange TX 78945, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Father Miguel Muldoon (within shouting distance of this marker); The Oldest Czech Settlement (approx. 0.8 miles away); Kreische Complex
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By Gregory Walker, June 6, 2015
2. Czech Catholic Union of Texas Marker location
(approx. 3.9 miles away); Monument Hill Tomb (approx. 4 miles away); Beer Office and Bottling Company (approx. 4.7 miles away); Birthplace of the SPJST (approx. 4.8 miles away); Fayette County Courthouse (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Dawson Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hostyn.
 
Also see . . .
1. Czechs article in Handbook of Texas. Article mentions formation of KJT. (Submitted on June 22, 2015, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.) 

2. Fayette County article in Handbook of Texas. Article describes how KJT is still active. (Submitted on June 22, 2015, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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