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

St. Louis Catholic Church

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, February 17, 2019
1. St. Louis Catholic Church Marker
Inscription.  

Planned, according to tradition, by the Rev. Peter Richard, pastor who came from Loire, France, 1868. First (1847-51) resident pastor, the Most Rev. Claude Dubuis, returned as Bishop of Texas to lay cornerstone on July 2, 1868.

Locally quarried limestone and labor of men of parish went into the construction.

First Mass was celebrated in this church by Father Richard on Aug. 25, 1870, feast day of St. Louis, patron of the parish.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1970
 
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5051.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is July 2, 1868.
 
Location. 29° 21.351′ N, 98° 52.771′ W. Marker is in Castroville, Texas, in Medina County. Marker is at the intersection of Angelo Street and Paris Street, on the right when traveling south on Angelo Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1306 Angelo Street, Castroville TX 78009, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Louis Day (a few steps from this marker); General Wool and the Chihuahua Road
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By Brian Anderson, February 17, 2019
2. St. Louis Catholic Church
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Alsatians of Texas (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Louis Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Moye (about 600 feet away); First County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the Homestead of Henri Castro (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Castroville.
 
St. Louis, King of France image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, February 17, 2019
3. St. Louis, King of France
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 27, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 27, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.

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