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Montell in Uvalde County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Church of the Ascension

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, November 28, 2020
1. Church of the Ascension Marker
Inscription.  Bishop W. B. Elliott held first Episcopal rites in Montell, 1880. Church was built with donations from friends throughout the world, under the leadership of the Rev. Richard Galbraith, who came from Ireland in 1883. The first service was held in this edifice Christmas Day, 1890.

Services of Consecration by the Right Rev. J. S. Johnston, Bishop of West Texas, 1891.
 
Erected 1966 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 858.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
 
Location. 29° 32.355′ N, 100° 0.737′ W. Marker is in Montell, Texas, in Uvalde County. Marker is on State Highway 55, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 27318 TX-55, Uvalde TX 78801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Montell Methodist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Near Site of Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria Mission (about 600 feet away); Site of the Mission Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria
Church of the Ascension image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, November 28, 2020
2. Church of the Ascension
(about 600 feet away); General John R. Baylor (about 600 feet away); Charles A. Lindbergh in Texas (approx. 9.1 miles away); Site of Camp Wood (approx. 9½ miles away); Site of the Mission San Lorenzo De La Santa Cruz (approx. 9½ miles away); Chalk Bluff Indian Massacre (approx. 12 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montell.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 28 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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