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Demopolis in Marengo County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

St. Leo’s Catholic Church

 
 
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By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
1. St. Leo’s Catholic Church Marker
Inscription. Catholicism was first introduced to this region in 1540 by the priests who accompanied Hernando DeSoto. Napoleonic exiles of the Vine and Olive Colony held religious services and attempted to establish a Catholic mission in Demopolis in 1817. Services were held in homes and in a small frame structure before the present building was constructed in 1905. This church remained a mission until St. Leo’s Parish was permanently established in 1936.
 
Erected by Alabama Historical Commission.
 
Location. 32° 30.801′ N, 87° 50.322′ W. Marker is in Demopolis, Alabama, in Marengo County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Avenue and West Perry Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 306 South Main Avenue, Demopolis AL 36732, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Demopolis Methodist Church (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (approx. ¼ mile away); The Demopolis Theater District (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Demopolis Opera House / Lillian Hellman And
St. Leo’s Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
2. St. Leo’s Catholic Church Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gaineswood (approx. 0.4 miles away); Whitfield Canal (approx. 0.4 miles away); Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Demopolis.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial Era
 
St. Leo’s Catholic Church & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
3. St. Leo’s Catholic Church & Marker
St. Leo’s Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
4. St. Leo’s Catholic Church
St. Leo’s Catholic Church Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
5. St. Leo’s Catholic Church Cornerstone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 732 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 15, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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