Bodega in Sonoma County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Church of Saint Teresa of Avila
Erected 1968 by State Dept. of Parks & Recreation in cooperation with the Roman Catholic Church. (Marker Number 820.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1854.
Location. 38° 20.762′ N, 122° 58.335′ W. Marker is in Bodega, California, in Sonoma County. Marker is on Bodega Highway, 0.2 miles west of Bodega Lane, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located on a planter facing the highway between the two ramps entering the church parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17242 Bodega Hwy, Bodega, CA, Bodega CA 94922, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Potter School Est. 1873 (within shouting distance of this marker); Bodega Bay (about 600 feet away, measured in Watson School (approx. 1.9 miles away); Running Fence (approx. 2 miles away); Christo’s Running Fence (approx. 3.2 miles away); Freestone House (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Children's Bell Tower (approx. 4.3 miles away); Bodega Bay and Harbor (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bodega.
Also see . . . St. Teresa of Avila Church, Bodega. Joint website of St. Philip's (Occidental) and St. Teresa (Bodega), giving the history of the St. Teresa of Avila Church: "...Ansel Adams made Saint Teresa of Avila the subject of his black and white photograph in 1953 “Church and Road”. Prints are available. Saint Teresa of Avila is located next door to the Potter School, which was the setting for the schoolhouse scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s film “The Birds”. The Church can be seen in the film. Locals tell us Hitchcock attended church services during the filming of his movie.... (Submitted on August 22, 2015.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2014, by Henry M Kohnen of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 407 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 21, 2014, by Henry M Kohnen of San Jose, California. 3. submitted on July 8, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 22, 2015. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.