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

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
1. Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Marker
Inscription.  This parish began in 1863 when Father Jean Marie Giraud held mass for Catholic residents of Jefferson. Immaculate Conception grew as a church and by 1867, members completed the first building. In 1869, the church opened a school and the next year moved to the current location. Immaculate Conception soon became a center for East Texas missions, though by 1910, it was also a mission. Under the guidance and leadership of the Rt. Rev. Monsignor Meyer and others, parishioners continued to meet and serve the community. Though a fire destroyed the church in 1992, the parish rebuilt and today remains a spiritual center for Jefferson residents.
 
Erected 2006 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13696.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
 
Location. 32° 45.418′ N, 94° 20.774′ W. Marker is in Jefferson, Texas, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of North Vale Street and West Lafayette Street, on the right when traveling south on North Vale
The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church & marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
2. The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church & marker.
Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 North Vale Street, Jefferson TX 75657, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Brooks House (within shouting distance of this marker); Brown Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sterne Fountain (about 400 feet away); First Texas Artificial Gas Plant (about 400 feet away); Jefferson Public Library (about 400 feet away); Mergenthaler Linotype Typesetting Machine (about 400 feet away); Old Livery Stable (about 400 feet away); Kahn Saloon (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jefferson.
 
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
3. Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 6, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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