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

Montague Catholic Cemetery

 
 
Montague Catholic Cemetery Texas Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, May 27, 2018
1. Montague Catholic Cemetery Texas Historical Marker
Inscription. Settlers from mountain provinces of Northern Italy began arriving in Montague in the early 1880s. The families of Barretto Raimondi, Jack Fenoglio, Antonio Perona and Charlie Corado were among the earliest here. By the early 1900s, there were as many as fifty Italian families. Most of these Italian immigrants were Catholic, and in 1901 they established St. John Catholic Church in Montague. The Most Rev. E.J. Dunne, Bishop of Dallas, bought three acres for a cemetery on April 28, 1900. The land was laid out in four sections surveyed into blocks, and Giroloma Vitali was the first burial in 1901. Gravestones exhibit Italian heritage as well as faamilies of German, Polish and Hispanic descent. More than 250 marked and unmarked graves are now recorded here.

Historic Texas Cemetery - 2016
Marker is Property of the State of Texas
 
Erected 2016. (Marker Number 18666.)
 
Location. 33° 39.49′ N, 97° 42.302′ W. Marker is in Montague, Texas, in Montague County. Marker is on Catholic Cemetery Road half a mile east of 455, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montague TX 76251, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow

Montague Catholic Cemetery with Marker image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, May 27, 2018
2. Montague Catholic Cemetery with Marker
flies. United Methodist Church of Montague (approx. one mile away); Frontier Montague County Trails & Mail Routes (approx. 8.8 miles away); Red River Station / Texas Civil War Frontier Defense (approx. 8.9 miles away); Cotton Gin & Grist Millstones (approx. 8.9 miles away); Central Christian Church (approx. 9.2 miles away); Elmwood Cemetery (approx. 10.3 miles away); First National Bank of Bowie (approx. 10.7 miles away); Head of Elm (approx. 10.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2018, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 9, 2018, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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