Mentz in Colorado County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
St. Rock's Church
Rev. F.J. Klass
Erected 1940 by St. Roch’s Catholic Church.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
Location. 29° 45.01′ N, 96° 26.302′ W. Marker is in Mentz, Texas, in Colorado County. Marker is on Mentz Drive, 0.1 miles east of Frelsburg Road, on the left when traveling east. The marker is located in front of the church on the west side. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1600 Frelsburg Road, Alleyton TX 78935, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mentz Bernardo CommunityAlleyton C.S.A. (approx. 3.8 miles away); Alleyton Cemetery (approx. 3.9 miles away); Alleyton (approx. 4.2 miles away); Beason's (Beeson's) Crossing (approx. 6.6 miles away); Harrison-Hastedt House (approx. 6.6 miles away); Benjamin Beason's Crossing (approx. 6.6 miles away); Hahn House (approx. 6.6 miles away).
Regarding St. Rock's Church. Abbreviation of A.M.D.G. means Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam in Latin (for the greater glory of God)
Also see . . . Mentz, TX.
The settlers built a small church in 1858 and named it after a St. Roch chapel in the vicinity of Bingen and Büdesheim. From 1872 to 1916 Mentz had a Catholic school staffed by the Sisters of Divine Providence. Source: The Handbook of Texas(Submitted on April 19, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 19, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 19, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.