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

Moye

 
 
Moye Marker image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, March 4, 2018
1. Moye Marker
Inscription.  Named for the Rev. John Martin Moye, founder (1762) of the Sisters of Divine Providence, religious order that opened school in Castroville in 1868, and built first part of this structure in 1873: first mother house of the order in the United States.

Occupants since 1900 have been Providence Industrial School, St. Philip's Seminary, Refuge for Persecution Victims, and several other endeavors.

Repurchased 1939 by Sisters of Divine Providence and used as military academy for boys. Now used as Training Center for Religious Life.

 
Erected 1972 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3506.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationWomen.
 
Location. 29° 21.256′ N, 98° 52.743′ W. Marker is in Castroville, Texas, in Medina County. Marker is at the intersection of London Street and US Hwy 90 (U.S. 90), on the right when traveling west on London Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Castroville TX 78009, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking

Moye Marker Site image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, March 4, 2018
2. Moye Marker Site
distance of this marker. St. Louis Catholic Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Louis Day (about 600 feet away); Alsatians of Texas (about 700 feet away); General Wool and the Chihuahua Road (about 700 feet away); Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the Homestead of Henri Castro (approx. ¼ mile away); First County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Henri Castro (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Castroville.
 
Gate to Moye Property image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, March 4, 2018
3. Gate to Moye Property
Moye Property image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, March 4, 2018
4. Moye Property
Bronze plaque on left column of gate image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, March 4, 2018
5. Bronze plaque on left column of gate
Bronze plaque on right column of gate image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, March 4, 2018
6. Bronze plaque on right column of gate
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 19, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2018, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 50 times this year. Last updated on April 19, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 6, 2018, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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