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Long Beach in Harrison County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church

 
 
St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 22, 2015
1. St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church Marker
Inscription. St. Mary's Seminary of Perry County, Missouri, purchased land formerly owned by the Thomas family for a new church in 1904. The church was dedicated and staffed by Vincentian Priests in 1905. St. Thomas the Apostle was established as a parish on this site in 1915. An elementary school was built in 1923 and staffed by the Daughters of Charity. The original church building was destroyed in 1969 by Hurricane Camille. A new church was dedicated in 1972. The Diocese of Biloxi purchased the property in 1981 from the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians). The first diocesan pastor was assigned to this parish in 1993. The Parish Life Center was dedicated in 2002. All buildings were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Rebuilding of the church and related facilities started in 2008. The school was relocated to Espy Avenue. Present facilities were rededicated in February, 2011.
 
Erected 2002 by the Long Beach Historical Society and St. Thomas Catholic Church.
 
Location. 30° 20.991′ N, 89° 8.256′ W. Marker is in Long Beach, Mississippi, in Harrison County. Marker is on Beach Boulevard East (U.S. 90) 0.1 miles west of Beach Park Place, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 720 Beach Boulevard East, Long Beach MS 39560, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 22, 2015
2. St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church & Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Long Beach (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Early Long Beach (approx. 0.3 miles away); City of Long Beach Centennial 1905-2005 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Long Beach Schools (approx. 0.8 miles away); Early Bank and Post Office (approx. 0.8 miles away); Truck Farming (approx. 1.3 miles away); Boggsdale (approx. 2.1 miles away); Gulfport Civil Rights Wade-In (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Long Beach.
 
More about this marker. Marker originally erected in 2002, Restored after Hurricanes Katrina (2005) and Issac (2012).
 
Also see . . .  St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church history. (Submitted on February 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
St. Thomas, the Apostle, statue (2011) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 22, 2015
3. St. Thomas, the Apostle, statue (2011)
Church sign and buildings. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 22, 2015
4. Church sign and buildings.
The view east from marker down Highway 90. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 22, 2015
5. The view east from marker down Highway 90.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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