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Brooksville in Hernando County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Saint Stanislaus Chapel

Established 1915

 
 
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By Fr. Len Plazewski, October 22, 2010
1. Saint Stanislaus Chapel Marker
Inscription. The first St. Stanislaus Church was built here in 1915 by a small group of Polish farmers who had purchased land in this area of Hernando County in an effort to begin a new community. Priests from St. Leo Abbey would come out once a month to celebrate mass and the other sacraments. After a fire destroyed the first church in 1929, the community quickly built the present structure. The onslaught of the Great Depression along with poor soil and disease forced the settlement to be disbanded. This simple “Old Florida” clapboard style church dedicated to the patron saint of Poland gives silent witness to the faith of those early pioneers, many of whom are buried in the adjoining cemetery. Mass is still celebrated here annually on All Souls Day.
 
Erected 2010 by Diocese of St. Petersburg.
 
Location. 28° 37.79′ N, 82° 26.876′ W. Marker is in Brooksville, Florida, in Hernando County. Marker is on Citrus Way (County Road 491) south of Ponce de Leon Boulevard (U.S. 98), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14211 Citrus Way, Brooksville FL 34614, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chinsegut Hill (approx. 5.5 miles
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By Fr. Len Plazewski, October 22, 2010
2. Saint Stanislaus Chapel Marker
away); St. Anthony the Abbot Church (approx. 7.3 miles away); Chocochatti (approx. 7.7 miles away); The Great Train Wreck of 1956 (approx. 11.3 miles away); The Historic Duval House (approx. 12.5 miles away); Historic Floral City (approx. 12.8 miles away); Spring Lake Community Center (approx. 13 miles away); Bayport (approx. 13.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooksville.
 
Also see . . .  St. Stanislaus Cemetery. A Find-A-Grave posting giving information and history of the church and cemetery. (Submitted on November 4, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
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By Tim Fillmon, March 8, 2016
3. Saint Stanislaus Cemetery
This small cemetery is located behind the church.
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By Fr. Len Plazewski, October 22, 2010
4. Saint Stanislaus Chapel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2010. This page has been viewed 1,105 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 28, 2010, by Fr. Len Plazewski of Tampa, Florida.   3. submitted on March 10, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   4. submitted on October 28, 2010, by Fr. Len Plazewski of Tampa, Florida. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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