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Wadsworth in Matagorda County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

St. Francis Catholic Church

 
 
St. Francis Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 11, 2020
1. St. Francis Catholic Church Marker
Inscription.  

1895. First Euro-American Roman Catholic Church in county. Land a gift of Mrs. Frank Seerden and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Butter. In Polish village. Rebuilt following 1896 hurricane destruction.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1965

Later research showed original land donors were Mrs. Frank Seerden and her nephew Zeflick "Z" Butter.
 
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5031.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion.
 
Location. 28° 48.427′ N, 95° 57.251′ W. Marker is in Wadsworth, Texas, in Matagorda County. Marker is on St. Francis Cemetery Road (County Highway 233) 0.1 miles north of Farm to Market Road 521, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wadsworth TX 77483, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sacred Heart Catholic Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); Battle Island (approx. 7.1 miles away); Hannah Carr
St. Francis Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 11, 2020
2. St. Francis Catholic Church Marker
(approx. 7.3 miles away); Graves of Unknown Matagorda Settlers (approx. 7.3 miles away); The Matagorda Incident (approx. 7.3 miles away); First Burials in Matagorda Cemetery (approx. 7.3 miles away); The Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1862 (approx. 7.3 miles away); Matagorda Cemetery (approx. 7.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wadsworth, Texas. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on October 24, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
St. Francis Catholic Church, Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 11, 2020
3. St. Francis Catholic Church, Cemetery and Marker
St. Francis Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 11, 2020
4. St. Francis Catholic Church
The view of St. Francis Catholic Church and cemetery from the main road (FM 521) image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 11, 2020
5. The view of St. Francis Catholic Church and cemetery from the main road (FM 521)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 24, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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