Near Floydada in Floyd County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Roots of the Catholic Faith in West Texas
In 1890, the Catholic Church created the Dallas Diocese, which attended to this region. By the early 1900s, father David H. Dunn ministered to area Catholics, many of whom were immigrants responding to the availability of land in West Texas; other Catholics arrived from Mexico during the Mexican Revolution. By 1908, the first Catholic church in the future Diocese of Lubbock was built in Hermleigh. Soon, circuit-riding priests ministered in the area.
In 1926, the Catholic Church established the Diocese of Amarillo and church growth continued in the following decades. The 1950s was the most productive decade of area church building, partially attributed to the Bracero program, in which hundreds of thousands of workers emigrated from Mexico into the U.S. each year. Church building continued at a high rate into the 1970s.
In 1983, the Vatican
Erected 2008 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14687.)
Location. 33° 53.527′ N, 101° 21.6′ W. Marker is near Floydada, Texas, in Floyd County. Marker is on U.S. 62, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in roadside park, 7 miles south of Floydada. Marker is in this post office area: Floydada TX 79235, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Coronado in Blanco Canyon (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Blanco Canyon (here, next to this marker); Floyd County (a few steps from this marker); Floydada, Texas (approx. 6.1 miles away); Zimmerman House (approx. 6.2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Floydada (approx. 6.4 miles away); First Methodist Church of Floydada (approx. 6.4 miles away); Floydada Lodge No. 712, A. F. & A. M. (approx. 6½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Floydada.
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