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St. Martinville in Saint Martin Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

St. Martin Catholic Church

 
 
St. Martin Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 18, 2008
1. St. Martin Catholic Church Marker
Inscription. One of the oldest in the state. Established in 1765 by Rev. Jean Francois, Capuchin priest and missionary. It is just the same as when it was built having been repaired but not changed.
 
Location. 30° 7.386′ N, 91° 49.734′ W. Marker is in St. Martinville, Louisiana, in Saint Martin Parish. Marker is on South Main Street. Touch for map. The Church also is known as St. Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Church. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Martinville LA 70582, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Martinville (within shouting distance of this marker); On This Site Lie Buried Officers of The Attakapas Militia (within shouting distance of this marker); Evangeline Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Attakapa Indian (within shouting distance of this marker); Evangeline Oak (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Castillo Hotel (about 600 feet away); Deportation Cross (about 600 feet away); Judge Émile Édouard (Edward) Simon (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Martinville.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial Era
 
St. Martin Catholic Church-marker is located on the right side of the entrance door image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 18, 2008
2. St. Martin Catholic Church-marker is located on the right side of the entrance door
St. Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Church-sign on front lawn image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 18, 2008
3. St. Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Church-sign on front lawn
Founded 1765 Mother Church of the Acadians
St. Martin Catholic Church-Inside the front of the church image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 18, 2008
4. St. Martin Catholic Church-Inside the front of the church
St. Martin Catholic Church-close up of the altar in the front of the church image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 18, 2008
5. St. Martin Catholic Church-close up of the altar in the front of the church
St. Martin Catholic Church-the back of the inside of the church image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 18, 2008
6. St. Martin Catholic Church-the back of the inside of the church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 438 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 3, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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