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Hostyn in Fayette County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Czech Catholic Union of Texas

 
 
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By Gregory Walker, June 6, 2015
1. Czech Catholic Union of Texas Marker
Inscription.  On March 24, 1889, a group of Czech immigrants gathered here to form the Katolicka Jednota Texaska (KJT), or Czech Catholic Union of Texas. A fraternal benefit society, the KJT was chartered on July 4, 1889, with six individual lodges. Through programs such as life insurance, financial aid to members, churches, and educational scholarships, the organization has served people throughout the state and has grown to number over one hundred lodges. The KJT continues to uphold the purpose of its founders in the same fraternal spirit.
 
Erected 1989 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1140.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionFraternal or Sororal Organizations.
 
Location. 29° 50.792′ N, 96° 55.287′ W. Marker is in Hostyn, Texas, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 2436 and Kallus Road, on the right when traveling west on Road 2436. Marker is in front of the Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Touch for map.
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By Gregory Walker, June 6, 2015
2. Czech Catholic Union of Texas Marker location
Marker is at or near this postal address: 936 FM 2436, La Grange TX 78945, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The Czech Catholic Union of Texas (a few steps from this marker); Father Miguel Muldoon (within shouting distance of this marker); Augustine Haidusek (approx. ¾ mile away); The Oldest Czech Settlement (approx. 0.8 miles away); Philadelphia Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); United Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery (approx. 3.7 miles away); Kreische Complex (approx. 3.9 miles away); Monument Hill Tomb (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hostyn.
 
Also see . . .
1. Czechs article in Handbook of Texas. Article mentions formation of KJT. (Submitted on June 22, 2015, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.) 

2. Fayette County article in Handbook of Texas. Article describes how KJT is still active. (Submitted on June 22, 2015, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2015, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2015, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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