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Leesville in Vernon Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Saint Michael The Archangel Catholic Church 1913

 
 
St. Michael The Archangel Catholic Church 1913 Marker image. Click for full size.
May 17, 2005
1. St. Michael The Archangel Catholic Church 1913 Marker
Inscription. Construction on the first Catholic Church in Leesville was begun by Father Q. Vanderburg in 1913. The church was blessed by the Right Reverend Bishop Cornelius Van de Ven on April 26, 1914. The first resident administrator was The Reverend Dennis A. Curran. Prior to 1914, the Catholics of Vernon Parish were ministered to by the priests from St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Many. The Mission status of St. Michael's was changed to that of a parish by The Most Reverend Bishop Charles P. Greco on October 18, 1946.
 
Erected 2008 by Vernon Parish Police Jury and Vernon Parish Tourism Commission.
 
Location. 31° 8.33′ N, 93° 15.827′ W. Marker is in Leesville, Louisiana, in Vernon Parish. Marker is on South 5th Street (U.S. 171) south of West South Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 604 South 5th St, Leesville LA 71446, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kansas City Southern Railroad Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pioneer Park (approx. mile away); First National Bank (approx. 0.3 miles away); Vernon Parish Veterans' Memorial
St. Michael The Archangel Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
May 17, 2005
2. St. Michael The Archangel Catholic Church
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Vernon Parish Founders (approx. 0.3 miles away); Vernon Parish Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); National Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Great Louisiana Maneuvers (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leesville.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2015. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 7, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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