McAllen in Hidalgo County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Priests from La Lomita Chapel in nearby Mission ministered to Catholics at McAllen from 1908 until 1911, when a mission was begun here and a wood frame chapel was built. The congregation remained under the guidance of the Rev. J.M.F. Guenneugues, O.M.I., of Mission until 1915, when the Rev. Francis A. Dupassieux, O.M.I., came to the McAllen Chapel. By 1917 a school and rectory were added and Sacred Heart became an independent parish. Sacred Heart Parish has served as "Mother Church" to many missions in central Hidalgo County.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836 - 1986
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4429.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
Location. 26° 12.078′ N, 98° 14.169′ W. Marker is in McAllen, Texas, in Hidalgo County. Marker is at the intersection of South 15th Street and Chicago Avenue, on the right when traveling south on South 15th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 306 South 15th Street, McAllen TX 78501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 McAllen Lodge No. 1111 A.F. & A.M. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Paris Gum Factory (approx. 0.6 miles away); Guadalupe Cemetery (approx. 3 miles away); Pharr Volunteer Fire Department (approx. 3.2 miles away); City of Pharr (approx. 3.3 miles away); Historic Pharr (approx. 3.3 miles away); Old Pharr City Hall (approx. 3.3 miles away); Kiwanis Club of Pharr (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McAllen.
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