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Near Crow Wing in Crow Wing County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Chapel of St. Francis Xavier

 
 
Chapel of St. Francis Xavier Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By McGhiever, September 12, 2007
1. Chapel of St. Francis Xavier Marker
Inscription.  Here stood the mission of that great servant of God, Father Francis X. Pierz, his log chapel of 1852, and his frame church of 1867 (demolished 1915). Stones that supported the original structures now support this stone, laid on Columbus Day in Minnesota's Centennial year 1958, at which date the building of a permanent chapel was begun by the state's Assemblies of 4th Degree Knights of Columbus.
 
Erected by Knights of Columbus.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
 
Location. 46° 16.533′ N, 94° 20.108′ W. Marker is near Crow Wing, Minnesota, in Crow Wing County. Marker can be reached from State Park Road north of Voyageur Highway, on the right when traveling west. The marker is mounted on the façade of the Chapel of St. Francis Xavier, located on a private inholding within Crow Wing State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brainerd MN 56401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Crow Wing (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Ripley (approx.
Chapel of St. Francis Xavier and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By McGhiever, September 12, 2007
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6.8 miles away); All Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.4 miles away); Reconciliation (approx. 8.4 miles away); Depot Park (approx. 8½ miles away); First Northern Pacific (approx. 8.6 miles away); Former Northern Pacific Railway Water Tower (approx. 8.6 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 8.7 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 8, 2022, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 8, 2022, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Feb. 3, 2023