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St. Florian in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

St. Michael's Catholic Church

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, June 23, 2009
1. St. Michael's Catholic Church Marker
Inscription. In 1872, Catholics of German ancestry settled on the former Wilson Plantation and established the town of St. Florian. St. Michael's Church was built south of the road, moved to the present site in 1878, and replaced with the present building in 1916. The stained-glass windows, ordered from Munich, Bavaria, weren't installed until the 1920's. The rectory was built in 1872, burned and was rebuilt in 1934. The first pastor, Fr. Michael Merz, a German priest, died in 1876. He was replaced by Fr. Gabriel Guester, O.S.B. from Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Benedictine priests have served the parish since that time.
 
Erected by Florence Historical Board.
 
Location. 34° 52.486′ N, 87° 37.567′ W. Marker is in St. Florian, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on Church Road (County Road 30) west of Old Jackson Highway (County Road 61). Touch for map. The Church and marker are located just west of the Riverhill School. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2751 Co Rd.30, Florence AL 35630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Florian Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wilson Family Cemetery 19th Century / Slave Cemetery 19th Century
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By Sandra Hughes, June 23, 2009
2. St. Michael's Catholic Church Marker & Church
(approx. 1.7 miles away); Shoals Creek Preserve Tract (approx. 2.2 miles away); Andrew Jackson's Military Road (approx. 2.4 miles away); Deibert Park (approx. 2.6 miles away); Larimore Home 1870 (approx. 2.7 miles away); Governor Hugh McVay Home Site and Cemetery (approx. 2.9 miles away); Sweetwater (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Florian.
 
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By Sandra Hughes, October 2, 2010
3. St. Michael's Catholic Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 1,122 times since then and 42 times this year. Last updated on June 12, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 12, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   3. submitted on October 2, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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