Near Falls City in Karnes County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church
Bishop Anthony D. Pellicer blessed the church on February 10, 1878. Father W. Pelczar was assigned as the first pastor that September. As a sign of their reconciliation, the parishioners from the newly rebuilt Panna Maria church presented the new parish a large painting of the Virgin Mary of Czestochowa, the Patroness of Poland. The two congregations often shared leadership in the ensuing years. The Cestohowa church (adopting the Americanized spelling of the community) thrived into the 20th century. In the 1930s the church underwent intensive additions and remodeling. Though the original walls remained, the roof was completely removed
In 1998, the church celebrated its 125th anniversary. At that time, the parish consisted of 380 members. The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church continues in the traditions of its founders.
Erected 2000 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12347.)
Location. 29° 0.642′ N, 97° 56.042′ W. Marker is near Falls City, Texas, in Karnes County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 3191 and County Road 389, on the right when traveling west on Highway 3191. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 FM 3191, Falls City TX 78113, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. El Fuerte del Cibolo (within shouting distance of this marker); Karnes County Courthouse (approx. 8.9 miles away); Karnes County (approx. 8.9 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 12, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.