Nacogdoches in Nacogdoches County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Original Location of Sacred Heart Catholic Church
When the church created the Diocese of Galveston in 1847, the first Bishop, Jean Marie Odin, upgraded Nacogdoches from mission to parish status. The creation of the parish marked the official establishment of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. French priest Father Louis Chambodut was appointed as the first pastor of the newly formed parish. In its earliest days, the Sacred Heart Parish encompassed an area from the Sabine River to the Red River, and west to Dallas, until the formation of other parishes during the next four decades.
In 1847, Sacred Heart Parish built a 50' X 26' frame church building on the east side of Elm (later Pecan) Street, between Main and Hospital streets. As needs
Erected 2009 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16002.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1847.
Location. 31° 36.247′ N, 94° 39.282′ W. Marker is in Nacogdoches, Texas, in Nacogdoches County. Marker is on North Pecan Street north of East Main Street (State Highway 21), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nacogdoches TX 75963, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Daily Sentinel (within shouting distance of this marker); Milam Lodge #2, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Texas (within shouting distance of this marker); First United Methodist Church of Nacogdoches (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the home of James Dill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of Thomas F. McKinney (about 300 feet away); Thomas Jefferson Rusk (about 300 feet away); Nacogdoches Federal Building / Post Office (about 400 feet away); The Nine Flags of Nacogdoches (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nacogdoches.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 13, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.