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Stanton in Martin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of St. Joseph's Church

 
 
Site of St. Joseph's Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
1. Site of St. Joseph's Church Marker
Inscription. With the purpose of founding a monastery and a German Catholic colony, Carmelite Monks, in 1881, began the first Catholic church between Fort Worth and El Paso. The adobe and brick monastery was completed in 1884, and St. Joseph's Church in 1885.
Sisters of Divine Providence opened a short-lived school, 1887; reopened, 1894, by Sisters of Mercy. In 1897, Carmelite Monks disbanded and sold property to Sisters of Mercy, who operated a convent and academy until abandonment after tornado of June 11, 1938. All that remains are a dormitory, ruins of other buildings, and the cemetery.
 
Erected 1973 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4890.)
 
Location. 32° 8.005′ N, 101° 47.351′ W. Marker is in Stanton, Texas, in Martin County. Marker is at the intersection of East Carpenter Street and North Convent Street, on the left when traveling east on East Carpenter Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stanton TX 79782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carmelite Monastery (here, next to this marker); Connell House (within shouting distance of this marker); Stanton Church of Christ
Site of St. Joseph's Church Marker <i>on the left</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
2. Site of St. Joseph's Church Marker on the left
Carmelite Monastery Marker on right
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Marienfeld (approx. 0.2 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Stanton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Martin County Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); J. E. Millhollon Ranch House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Midland County's First Producing Oil Well (approx. 15.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stanton.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 31, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 31, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of the remaining buildings. • Can you help?
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