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Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

St. Joseph Catholic Church

1898

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, October 29, 2019
1. St. Joseph Catholic Church Marker
Inscription.  Florence Roman Catholic established their first church here in 1898 with Gammelbert Bunner, OSB, as pastor. They earlier met in private homes attended by visiting priests. Churches in Tuscumbia and St. Florian served the Shoals at large. The original wooden church and its school were the center of the surrounding Catholic Hill neighborhood for seventy-five years. A brick church replaced the wooden building in 1974. When founded, St. Joseph Church and school mainly served the working-class area of East Florence. In time, it became the chief religious and educational center for area Catholics.
 
Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence, Alabama.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 34° 48.278′ N, 87° 39.811′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on East College Street west of Plum Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located next to the Catholic Church and parking lot. Touch for map
St. Joseph Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 29, 2019
2. St. Joseph Catholic Church Marker
. Marker is at or near this postal address: East College Street, Florence AL 35630, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 115th Signal Battalion (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Willingham (about 600 feet away); "Mountain" Tom Clark (about 800 feet away); Florence Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Soldier's Rest (approx. ¼ mile away); Patton Elementary School (approx. ¼ mile away); East Florence Historic District (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Confederate Fort (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
St. Joseph Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 29, 2019
3. St. Joseph Catholic Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2019, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 30, 2019, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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