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Portage des Sioux in St. Charles County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

St. Francis of Assisi Church

 
 
St. Francis of Assisi Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 22, 2019
1. St. Francis of Assisi Church Marker
Inscription.  
First chapel built c1813
First brick church completed
in 1839 destroyed by fire in 1879
Present church built in 1879

 
Location. 38° 55.841′ N, 90° 20.325′ W. Marker is in Portage des Sioux, Missouri, in St. Charles County. Marker is on River View Drive 0.1 miles north of Le Sieur Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located on a walkway towards the Our Lady of the Rivers Shrine statue. It is the fourth and last marker on the right, when approaching the statue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1565 River View Drive, Portage des Sioux MO 63373, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St Rose Philippine Duchesne (here, next to this marker); 1815 Treaty (within shouting distance of this marker); Portage des Sioux 1798 (within shouting distance of this marker); Our Lady of the Rivers (within shouting distance of this marker); Forts and Blockhouses (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis & Clark 1804 (within shouting distance
St. Francis of Assisi Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 22, 2019
2. St. Francis of Assisi Church Marker
The Our Lady of the Rivers Shrine, Mississippi River and the Illinois bluffs are seen in the background
of this marker); Pere Marquette & Joliet 1673 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Louisiana Territory (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portage des Sioux.
 
More about this marker. This is one of eight markers on the Our Lady of the Rivers Shrine walkway.
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
St. Francis of Assisi Church image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 22, 2019
3. St. Francis of Assisi Church
The actual church building, accessed from Farnham Street in Portage des Sioux
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 12, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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