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Hornitos in Mariposa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

St. Catherine Catholic Church

 
 
St Catherine Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2011
1. St Catherine Catholic Church Marker
Inscription.  St. Catherine Church was built during the 1860s probably in 1865. Before the church was built, priests came from Stockton to say Mass for the people of Hornitos. Priests from Sonora and Mariposa came for Mass after the church was built. In the 1930s the church was repaired, adding a rock foundation and rock buttresses to make the church firm and solid again.
 
Erected by Native Daughters of the Golden West, Mariposa Parlor No. 63.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
 
Location. 37° 30.303′ N, 120° 14.059′ W. Marker is in Hornitos, California, in Mariposa County. Marker can be reached from St Catherine Street 0.3 miles east of High Street. St Catherine Church is on the hill at the end of St. Catherine Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hornitos CA 95325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cavagnaro General Store (approx. mile away); Hornitos (approx. mile away); a different marker
St Catherine Catholic Church Marker in the rear image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2011
2. St Catherine Catholic Church Marker in the rear
Memorial monument in front; In Memory of Rev. Eugene Csencsits June 11, 1950 – Nov. 2, 1984 For to me life is Christ, and death gain Phil: 1, 21
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also named Hornitos (approx. 0.3 miles away); D. Ghirardelli & Co. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Wells Fargo Office (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Hornitos (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hornitos Masonic Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hornitos Masonic Hall No. 98 (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hornitos.
 
St Catherine Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2011
3. St Catherine Catholic Church
Marker is located to the right of the front stairs. Note the rock buttresses mentioned in marker inscription.
St Catherine Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2011
4. St Catherine Catholic Church
St Catherine Catholic Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2011
5. St Catherine Catholic Cemetery
A Hornitos or Little Oven? image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2011
6. A Hornitos or Little Oven?
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 675 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 7, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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