Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Mission San Xavier del Bac
The church continues to serve as the parish church for the Tohono O'odham.
This plaque was donated in loving memory of Jeanette C. Checola
Jan 1, 1939 – Mar. 4, 2004
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 32° 6.42′ N, 111° 0.465′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker can be reached from San Xavier Road. Touch for map. Mission is located 6 miles south of Tucson on I-19 exit 92 San Xavier Road. Go west 0.9 mi and then north 0.3 mi on Little Nogales Drive. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1800 San Xavier Road, Tucson AZ 85746, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Mission San Xavier del Bac (a few steps from this marker); The Grotto at San Xavier del Bac (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Municipal Airport in the United States The Korean War Memorial (approx. 6.7 miles away); Tucsonans Killed in Action (approx. 6.7 miles away); These Immortal Chaplains (approx. 6.7 miles away); Si We:begi Ha Ñeid (approx. 7 miles away); Sentinel Peak (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
More about this marker. Marker is mounted on the wall of the original living quarters.
Also see . . . History of Mission San Xavier del Bac. The present church was built from 1783 - 1797 by the Franciscan Fathers Juan Bautista Velderrain and Juan Bautista Llorenz. Little is known about the actual labor of the construction of the church, who was the architect, who were the artisans, but many believe it was the Tohono O'odham who fufilled these roles. (Submitted on January 28, 2010.)
1. Marble Slab Mounted on Floor of Mortuary Chapel
Hic a laboribus suis requiescunt duo Missionarii praeclari qui mango cum fructu in hac
die 9 Oct.1795
Rev. P. Narcissus Gutierrez O.F.M.
die 21 Dec. 1821
Here rest from their labors two renowned missionaries who departed this life in the midst of an arduous and very successful career in this region.
Died October 9, 1795
Reverend Father Narciso Gutierrez, O.F.M.
Died December 21, 1821
Their bodies, transferred from the old Franciscan Mission at Tumacacori, Arizona, were interred in this Mission of San Francisco Xavier February 21, 1935.
— Submitted January 28, 2010.
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