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Hays in Ellis County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

St. Joseph Church

Built 1901 - 1904

 
 
St. Joseph Church NRHP Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 13, 2016
1. St. Joseph Church NRHP Marker
Inscription.  
Constructed by local parishioners, most of them German immigrants from the Volga region of Russia

St. Joseph Parish began in 1876

Two earlier parish churches stood on this property

St. Joseph is the oldest church in continuous use in Hays

St. Joseph Church has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
 
Location. 38° 52.497′ N, 99° 19.944′ W. Marker is in Hays, Kansas, in Ellis County. Marker is at the intersection of 13th Street and Ash Street, on the right when traveling west on 13th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210 West 13th Street, Hays KS 67601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Joseph Parochial School (within shouting distance of this marker); The Volga Germans (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); Gospel Hill (about 600 feet away); Town & County Jail

St. Joseph Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 13, 2016
2. St. Joseph Church and Marker
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(about 800 feet away); The Sporting Palace (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jim Curry’s Restaurant (approx. 0.2 miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hays.
 
Also see . . .
1. St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Church website homepage (Submitted on July 5, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. St. Joseph's Church and Parochial School National Register Registration. Kansas Historical Society website entry (Submitted on July 5, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
St. Joseph Church Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 13, 2016
3. St. Joseph Church Cornerstone
St. Joseph Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 13, 2016
4. St. Joseph Catholic Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 5, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Oct. 7, 2022