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Key West in Monroe County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea

-Circa 1852-

 
 
Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jay Kravetz, September 26, 2016
1. Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea Marker
Inscription.  Welcome to the oldest Roman Catholic Parish in South Florida. There is evidence that Spanish Jesuits serving in Cuba first attempted to establish a mission in Key West as early as 1724.The first Catholic Church on the island was dedicated February 26, 1852. It was destroyed by fire in 1901. The current church building was dedicated to Saint Mary Star of the Sea by the Bishop of Saint Augustine in August of 1905
 
Erected by Florida Department of State Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 38.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is February 26, 1852.
 
Location. 24° 33.195′ N, 81° 47.742′ W. Marker is in Key West, Florida, in Monroe County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Truman Avenue (U.S. 1) and Windsor Lane. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1010 Windsor Lane, Key West FL 33040, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Convent Of Mary Immaculate (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); War of 1898 (about 400 feet away); Porter's Anti-Pirate Fleet
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(about 500 feet away); Fire Station #9 (approx. 0.2 miles away); E.H. Gato Cigar Factory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eduardo Gato Cigar Factory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gato Village Pocket Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Key West Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Key West.
 
Also see . . .  The Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea. (Submitted on February 6, 2017.)
 
Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jay Kravetz, September 26, 2016
2. Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 2017. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2017, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 374 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on February 13, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 6, 2017, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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