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By Steve Gustafson, October 10, 2010
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1Texas (Anderson County), Elkhart — 8799 — Pilgrim Predestinarian Regular Baptist Church
Organized in Illinois in 1833 by Daniel Parker Members moved to Texas First meeting in Stephen F. Austin's Colony January 20, 1834 Log church built December, 1839 Old graveyard adjoins. Present church fourth on the same site . . . — Map (db m36924) HM
2Texas (Anderson County), Frankston — 8783 — Mount Vernon United Methodist Church
Early denominational records indicate that this congregation was in existence as a mission church as early as 1880. In 1896, A.L. and Susanna Herrington donated one acre to the county to be used for a free school. A one-room school building was . . . — Map (db m161100) HM
3Texas (Andrews County), Andrews — 3311 — Means Methodist Church(First church in Andrews County)
Organized in 1907 by circuit preacher F.T . Pollard and seven charter members. The group held services in local school until 1912, when a one-room church was built, financed by donations of members, including a generous gift from rancher J.S. Means. . . . — Map (db m61379) HM
4Texas (Angelina County), Burke — 6983 — Burke Methodist Church
Founded in 1889 by a small group of Methodists, this church has played an integral role in the history of the community. H. and Nannie Belote donated land to the congregation in 1894, and the first church building was completed in 1901. It was moved . . . — Map (db m30331) HM
5Texas (Angelina County), Diboll — 6998 — First Methodist Church of Diboll
This congregation was founded about 1897, soon after Diboll was established as a sawmill town. Early worship services were held in a local schoolhouse and in a two-story structure shared with the local Baptist congregation and fraternal . . . — Map (db m38057) HM
6Texas (Angelina County), Diboll — 8718 — Prairie Grove
The community of Prairie Grove began in 1845 and became a place for early settlers to gather. A cemetery began in 1849 when the young daughter of John M. and Caroline Stovall died. In the 1880s a school/church building was erected near the cemetery, . . . — Map (db m79123) HM
7Texas (Angelina County), Diboll — 8720 — Ryan Chapel
Founded 1866, after new settler, Rev. Issac Ryan, had Methodist revival in home before occupying it. His brother John was one of 19 charter members. L.H.D. and Sallie Guinn gave 7.5 acres for church and cemetery. First 16 by 20-ft. church had . . . — Map (db m37821) HM
8Texas (Angelina County), Lufkin — Angelina
In 1690, when Spain's Franciscan Fathers founded Mission San Francisco de los Tejas in East Texas, they found a young Indian girl living with her people beside a stream. The priests found her a willing ally for carrying the Catholic Faith to the . . . — Map (db m27249) HM
9Texas (Angelina County), Lufkin — 6996 — First Baptist Church of Lufkin
Chartered with nine members, the Lufkin Baptist Church began conducting worship services soon after rail lines reached the townsite in the early 1880s. The Houston, East & West Texas Railroad donated land at this site to Joseph Kerr, E.H.F. . . . — Map (db m27247) HM
10Texas (Angelina County), Lufkin — 6997 — First Christian Church of Lufkin
A Christian church was organized in Angelina County about 1884 in Homer, the county seat. When the railroad line from Houston to Shreveport was built about 5 miles from Homer, the town of Lufkin was built around the depot. Many citizens of Homer . . . — Map (db m57551) HM
11Texas (Angelina County), Lufkin — 11656 — First United Methodist Church of Lufkin
Margaret (Fullerton) Abney, born in Alabama in 1829, joined the Methodist church with her family at a camp meeting held at nearby McKendree campground in 1863. Because the nearest Methodist church was ten miles away, Mrs. Abney held bible study . . . — Map (db m28482) HM
12Texas (Angelina County), Lufkin — 8721 — Original site of St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church
The first Episcopal service in Lufkin was held in 1893 by the Rev. George L. Crocket for the W.G. Barron and R.B. Shearer families. St. Mary's Mission was established in 1895 by the Rev. C.M. Beckwith, but the congregation did not have a permanent . . . — Map (db m26886) HM
13Texas (Angelina County), Lufkin — 8719 — Redland Baptist Church
Liberty Baptist Church, established in the Redland community in 1859, became Redland Baptist Church after reorganizing in 1895. Worship services were held in a local schoolhouse until 1924 when the congregation built its first sanctuary. A new . . . — Map (db m28483) HM
14Texas (Angelina County), Pollok — 8717 — Pollok Baptist Church
Founded as Warren Chapel Baptist Church in 1891, this congregation became known as Pollok Baptist Church in 1896. The first meeting place was shared by the Methodist and Presbyterian churches. Land acquired in 1906 by the Baptists was the site of . . . — Map (db m29228) HM
15Texas (Aransas County), Fulton — 16305 — Fulton Community Church
Before the growth of fishing and tourism industries, Fulton was a community of only about 200 settlers. Although Sunday schools met in town, residents had to travel to Rockport for worship services. In 1943, Frank Walker, visiting the area on a . . . — Map (db m53695) HM
16Texas (Aransas County), Lamar — 5103 — Stella Maris Chapel
Irish immigrant James W. Byrne (1787 – 1865), a veteran of the Texas Revolution, was an early settler of this area. He established the town of Lamar and with his wife Harriet, sold land on Aransas Bay to the Catholic Church for a chapel site. . . . — Map (db m53717) HM
17Texas (Aransas County), Rockport — 1669 — First Baptist Church of Rockport
Organized in 1873, the First Baptist Church of Rockport originally was located on S. Church Street. L.D. Young served as the first pastor. The hurricane of 1919 destroyed the first church building, but the members built a new structure at the corner . . . — Map (db m53703) HM
18Texas (Aransas County), Rockport — 1767 — First Methodist Church of Rockport
The Methodist Church has been in existence in Rockport since about 1870. The Rev. H.G. Horton was assigned as pastor of the Rockport Church in 1872. The original Methodist Church building, erected at the corner of Live Oak and Bay Streets, was used . . . — Map (db m53590) HM
19Texas (Aransas County), Rockport — 1846 — First Presbyterian Church of Rockport
This congregation traces its history to 1869. Although deactivated in 1879, it was reorganized with twenty charter members in 1889. The members met in facilities provided by other churches until their first house of worship was completed at Market . . . — Map (db m53580) HM
20Texas (Aransas County), Rockport — 4428 — Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Roman Catholic priests visited the Rockport area as early as 1838. The first mass in the town of Rockport was celebrated in the home of County Judge John Hynes in 1860, and services continued there for a number of years. Although property was deeded . . . — Map (db m53585) HM
21Texas (Aransas County), Rockport — 5078 — St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
The Rt. Rev. Alexander Gregg, Bishop of the Diocese of Texas, officiated at the dedication of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Rockport on November 30, 1871. Led by lay ministers for much of its early history, St. Peter’s first was located at the . . . — Map (db m53581) HM
22Texas (Archer County), Scotland — 2677 — J. H. Meurer Home
German native John H. Meurer (b. 1850) settled his family in this area about 1900 when he became a land agent for H. J. Scott of the Clark and Plumb Company. In selling over 60,000 acres of land, Meurer helped to establish the towns of Windthorst . . . — Map (db m157893) HM
23Texas (Armstrong County), Claude — 1622 — First Baptist Church of Claude
Organized on May 18, 1890, by 19 charter members, with the Rev. B. E. Hure as moderator. The Rev. Count C. Storts was the first resident pastor. The congregation worshipped in the Presbyterian church building until 1899, when a frame sanctuary was . . . — Map (db m100492) HM
24Texas (Armstrong County), Claude — 5524 — Town of Claude
Founded when Fort Worth & Denver Railroad built into area (1887). Claude Ayers, engineer on first passenger train through here, suggested town be named for him — and citizens agreed. Jerry Cavanaugh, first resident, gave land for town. . . . — Map (db m96836) HM
25Texas (Atascosa County), Jourdanton — 15704 — Jourdanton United Methodist Church
The Methodist church in Jourdanton formally organized in 1909, the same year that the City of Jourdanton was founded. The church began as the Jourdanton Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and was a member of the Uvalde District in the West Texas . . . — Map (db m56666) HM
26Texas (Atascosa County), Jourdanton — 15888 — St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church
St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church has served this area of Atascosa County since 1918. Around that time, the now-dispersed farming settlement of Dobrowolski was growing, and the mostly Lutheran population needed a place of worship. At first, the . . . — Map (db m56670) HM
27Texas (Atascosa County), Jourdanton — 16964 — St. Matthew Catholic Parish
Following the establishment of Jourdanton in 1909, many Catholic families of Hispanic, Irish, Polish, and German descent expressed interest in building a church. Bishop J.W. Shaw traveled from San Antonio to assist in preparing a new church . . . — Map (db m130160) HM
28Texas (Atascosa County), Lytle — 1650 — First Baptist Church of Lytle
Dr. J.V.E. Covey and 16 charter members organized this church in April 1893 and held their first meeting under a stand of oak trees. A small frame building was later built, becoming their first permanent church building. Early baptisms were . . . — Map (db m56593) HM
29Texas (Atascosa County), Lytle — 3158 — Lytle Methodist Church
According to oral history, the Lytle Methodist Episcopal Church, South, was founded in 1889. W.C. Newton, a local farmer and preacher, became known as "The Father of the Lytle Methodist Church" due to his efforts to establish a permanent place of . . . — Map (db m56596) HM
30Texas (Atascosa County), Pleasanton — 1666 — First Baptist Church of Pleasanton
On December 16, 1866, seven charter members met together to organize the First Baptist Church of Pleasanton. They met for worship in a variety of places, including the county courthouse in 1867, a schoolhouse south of town in 1870, and the Rock . . . — Map (db m56594) HM
31Texas (Atascosa County), Pleasanton — 3797 — Old Rock Schoolhouse
Constructed of locally quarried red sandstone, the Old Rock Schoolhouse was built in 1874 with funds pledged by citizens of Pleasanton. Once completed, the building was deeded to the county for free public school purposes. In addition to its . . . — Map (db m56605) HM
32Texas (Atascosa County), Pleasanton — 4057 — Pleasanton First United Methodist Church
This congregation was organized in 1857, one year before the city of Pleasanton was founded. The church was established largely through the efforts of early Methodist circuit preachers such as John Wesley DeVilbliss and Augustus C. Fairman, who . . . — Map (db m56601) HM
33Texas (Atascosa County), Pleasanton — 4882 — Site of San Augustine Church
Between 1850 and 1860, Manuel, Enrique, and Francisco Esparza brought their families to settle in what is now Atascosa County. The brothers, along with their sister and mother, were within the walls of the Alamo when it fell to the Mexicans in March . . . — Map (db m56608) HM
34Texas (Atascosa County), Rossville — 4559 — Sand Branch Baptist Church
Organized under a tree near this site on August 27, 1882, the pioneer Sand Branch Baptist Church began with twelve members from the surrounding rural area. Elder C.B. Hukill served as the congregation's first pastor. Early worship services, . . . — Map (db m56609) HM
35Texas (Atascosa County), Somerset — 3795 — Old Rock Baptist Church
Organized as Medina Baptist Church in April 1857 at Mann's Crossing, near Macdona. Until 1866, when members built an arbor here near Old Somerset, the services were held in homes or in a schoolhouse. Site for meetinghouse and cemetery (2.5 . . . — Map (db m56604) HM
36Texas (Austin County), Bellville — 366 — Early History of Bellville Methodist Church
​ The heritage of Bellville Methodist Church dates to 1822, when Thomas B. Bell came to Texas from Florida with Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists. He settled in an area west of the Brazos River, and donated fifty acres of land . . . — Map (db m157592) HM
37Texas (Austin County), Bellville — 12789 — Original Site of St. Mary's Episcopal Church
​ Anglicans in Bellville began gathering for informal worship services in the 1850s at the home of Bellville attorney Nehemiah Holland. In 1861, Bishop Alexander Gregg held the first official service in the Masonic Lodge building, under the . . . — Map (db m157585) HM
38Texas (Austin County), San Felipe — 11706 — San Felipe United Methodist Church
In 1837, the town of San Felipe de Austin was incorporated and the town council built a multi-purpose building to be used as a town hall, school, and church on land known as “Constitution Square.” The one-story building was constructed . . . — Map (db m116927) HM
39Texas (Austin County), Sealy — 4451 — Saint John's Episcopal Church
This congregation was organized in 1885, five years after the railroad town of Sealy was founded. Among the Church's early supporters was railroad official George Sealy, for whom the town was named and who served on the Missionary Board of the . . . — Map (db m162562) WM
40Texas (Austin County), Sealy — 17605 — Trinity Lutheran Church
After preaching his first sermon in Sealy on February 11, 1883, Lutheran Missionary Reverend John Trinklein organized the Trinity Lutheran Church Congregation on October 31 of that same year. In the beginning, most of the congregation was of . . . — Map (db m162561) HM
41Texas (Austin County), Wesley — 8405 — Wesley Brethren Church
First congregation in Texas of the Czech-Moravian Brethren. Organized 1864 by Rev. Joseph Opocensky. Ministry had begun in homes, with settlers coming as far as 20 miles to worship. This first church built 1866, principally of hand-hewn logs. . . . — Map (db m165387) HM
42Texas (Bandera County), Bandera — 292 — Bandera Methodist Church (County's First Protestant Church)
Built 1880 by members under leadership of B.F. Langford, Sr. Gothic architecture. Hand-cut limestone, with oak timbers. Though enlarged and remodeled, retains original charm. Rev. John Devilbiss (who helped found first Protestant church in San . . . — Map (db m155445) HM
43Texas (Bandera County), Bandera — 4067 — Polly's Chapel
Named for Policarpo Rodriguez (1829-1914), Texas Ranger, Army Scout and Guide; 1858 Privilege Creek settler. Converted here to Methodist faith, built with his own hands, in 1882, chapel of native stone, where he and others have preached. . . . — Map (db m155675) HM
44Texas (Bandera County), Bandera — 5082 — St. Stanislaus Convent and First Catholic School
Polish settlers, who came to Bandera in 1855, built this convent and Catholic school in 1874. All classes, except religion and music, were moved in 1882 to a nearby frame school building. In 1922 a second story was added to the native limestone . . . — Map (db m130357) HM
45Texas (Bastrop County), Bastrop — 12528 — First Baptist Church of Bastrop
On August 3, 1850, Elder G.G. Baggerly, pastor at the First Baptist Church of Austin, organized the Missionary Baptist Church of Bastrop with eleven members. On September 5, 1850, the new church sent its first messengers to the Colorado Baptist . . . — Map (db m65220) HM
46Texas (Bastrop County), Bastrop — 15947 — Primera Baptist Church
On March 1, 1903, Primera Iglesia Bautista organized as the culmination of mission work carried out by Primera Iglesia Bautista of Welder. By 1907, the congregation constructed their first church building. Led by the Rev. Paul C. Bell, the growing . . . — Map (db m65155) HM
47Texas (Bastrop County), Bastrop — 9156 — Site of Bastrop Military Institute
A Methodist Institution · Chartered January 24, 1852 as Bastrop Academy · · Rechartered under the Auspices of the Methodist Episcopal Church South in 1853 · In 1856 became the Bastrop Military Institute — Map (db m65159) HM
48Texas (Bastrop County), Bastrop — 9235 — Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church
According to local tradition this site was used by area slaves for gathering purposes. Silvie Story, William Hill, Martha Young, Paulie Johnson, Grant McBride, and Martha J. Hill organized this church in 1864 with the help of the Rev. Joshua Brice. . . . — Map (db m82620) HM
49Texas (Bastrop County), Elgin — 9182 — Elgin Methodist Church
Organized in 1874 as the Elgin Methodist Episcopal Church, South, this was the first congregation started in the town of Elgin. A small frame sanctuary built here in 1882 was replaced by this Gothic revival structure. Built by local contractor J. C. . . . — Map (db m119483) HM
50Texas (Bastrop County), Smithville — 9187 — First Methodist Church of Smithville
Organized in 1888 by the Rev. H. M. Haynie and eight charter members, the Methodist congregation in Smithville met in the local school until a frame sanctuary was completed in 1893. A new brick structure was built in 1912-13. Following damage in a . . . — Map (db m160314) HM
51Texas (Bastrop County), Smithville — 9228 — Stephen Scallorn
Maryland native Stephen Scallorn (1787-1887) lived in Kentucky and Tennessee, where he practiced medicine and was active in the Primitive Baptist Church, before moving to Texas. He was attracted to the Republic by the favorable accounts of his . . . — Map (db m160302) HM
52Texas (Bastrop County), Smithville — 9242 — Young School House and Cemetery
In 1872, area pioneer John P. Young (1829-1906) donated two acres of his land for a community school and cemetery. The earliest marked grave, that of W. T. Sanders, is dated 1874. Since then, the cemetery has been used primarily by area settlers and . . . — Map (db m160307) HM
53Texas (Bell County), Bartlett — 1613 — First Baptist Church of Bartlett
Originally known as Pecan Grove Baptist Church, this fellowship was organized in 1873 by the Rev. M.V. Smith, the Rev. H.I. Kimball, and the Rev. G.W. Baines, great-grandfather of United States President Lyndon Baines Johnson. In 1884 the church was . . . — Map (db m29036) HM
54Texas (Bell County), Bartlett — 5038 — St. John Lutheran Church
The first Lutheran worship services in this area were held at the home of early German settler J.E. Pietzsch, who had moved from Austin County. In 1880 a small school and church building was erected on land donated by John Bartlett, for whom the . . . — Map (db m29038) HM
55Texas (Bell County), Belton — 4296 — Distinguished Texan Robert Emmet Bledsoe Baylor(1793-1873)
Noted lawmaker, judge, lay preacher, served in the legislatures of his native Kentucky and of Alabama. Represented Alabama in U.S. Congress, 1829-1831. Came to Texas 1839. Was Associate Justice Supreme Court, Republic of Texas, 1840-1846. Judge . . . — Map (db m152063) HM
56Texas (Bell County), Belton — 1616 — First Baptist Churchof Belton
The First Baptist Church of Belton was organized in the summer of 1853 under the leadership of the Rev. Solomon G. O'Bryan and the Rev. David Fisher. There were eight charter members, and the congregation met in a small frame building on Pearl . . . — Map (db m152233) HM
57Texas (Bell County), Holland — 12512 — Post Oak Cemetery
The only physical remnant of the Post Oak community, this cemetery began as the burial ground for the family of Isham McMillin, who acquired land in this part of Bell County in 1855. The oldest marked grave, that of McMillin’s daughter Elizabeth, . . . — Map (db m89692) HM
58Texas (Bell County), Killeen — 391 — Bethel Primitive Baptist Church
Bethel Primitive Baptist Church originated in the Palo Alto Community, which was located about 3.5 miles northeast of present Killeen. Organized about 1864, the congregation met in a Union Church building shared with other denominations. When . . . — Map (db m121301) HM
59Texas (Bell County), Killeen — 2622 — Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery
The first burial in this graveyard, that of Wilhelm Wolf, took place in 1891, two years after the German Evangelical Lutheran Emmanuel Congregation was formally organized. The Rev. H.F. Daude (1850-1924), who served as first pastor, deeded land here . . . — Map (db m121279) HM
60Texas (Bell County), Salado — 11723 — First Baptist Church of Salado
A Baptist revival was held on the banks of Salado Creek as early as 1854. By about 1860, members of area Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian and Church of Christ denominations were meeting in an ecumenical house of worship. Each group held an all-day . . . — Map (db m29083) HM
61Texas (Bell County), Salado — 279 — George Washington Baines House
Built in the 1860s, this house was the residence of the Rev. George Washington Baines (1809-83) from 1870 to 1883. A pioneer Baptist preacher, missionary, editor, and educator, the Rev. Baines was the great-grandfather of United States President . . . — Map (db m29313) HM
62Texas (Bell County), Salado — 13500 — Louisa Adeline (Addie) Barton
When Addie Barton (1858-1921) was seven years old, her parents, Dr. Welborn and Louisa Barton, moved to Salado so their children could attend Salado College. Upon graduation, Addie became a teacher. She felt called to become a missionary in 1883 . . . — Map (db m29249) HM
63Texas (Bell County), Salado — 4492 — Salado Church of Christ
Founded in March 1859, this congregation first met in a brush arbor on the north bank of Salado Creek. The first two elders were James Anderson and J.W. Vickrey, both of whom were instrumental in the organization of Salado College. A frame . . . — Map (db m29258) HM
64Texas (Bell County), Salado — 13272 — Salado United Methodist Church
In 1854, the Rev. Thomas Gilmore, a Methodist circuit rider, led a revival at Pecan Grove on the north side of Salado Creek. He organized a Methodist church and a Union Sunday school in a small frame building. During the next decades, the . . . — Map (db m29347) HM
65Texas (Bell County), Salado — 12584 — The Rev. James E. and Fannie F. Ferguson
Alabama native James Ferguson (1824-1876) became a Methodist preacher in Arkansas before moving to Texas in 1847. As a circuit rider for the next 20 years, he served Methodists in numerous parts of central and southeast Texas. Ferguson wed native . . . — Map (db m29373) HM
66Texas (Bexar County), Helotes — 11752 — Zion Lutheran Church
Erected in 1906, the Zion Lutheran Church was designed and built by church members in the uniquely American Carpenter Gothic tradition. Skilled at the construction of houses and barns, the farmers of Helotes created a church building reminiscent . . . — Map (db m163157) HM
67Texas (Bexar County), Helotes — 5960 — Zion Lutheran Church and Cemetery
The earliest burial in this cemetery occurred upon the death of Anton Gugger, a German immigrant who was interred on his farmland in 1881. In 1906, Gugger's descendants donated this portion of his property to the Zion Lutheran Church of Helotes . . . — Map (db m163159) HM
68Texas (Bexar County), Lackland Air Force Base — Aviation Cadets
In Honour of the Aviation Cadets Who Worshipped in Chapel No. 1 Their Heroic Deeds and Noble Sacrifices in Defense of Our Country Serve to Inspire Future Generations — Map (db m33893) WM
69Texas (Bexar County), Randolph Air Force Base — Post Chapel
Site of US Army Air Corps Primary Flying School Post Chapel Construction completed 19 Jul 1934 Dedicated on 30 Sep 1993 ——————— Chapel One 50 years dedicated service to the . . . — Map (db m31786) HM
70Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Acequia (Irrigation Ditch)
Acequia or irrigation ditch, part of the original acequia built to supply farms and the Mission San Antonio del Valero. — Map (db m30716) HM
71Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 86 — Adina de Zavala(November 28, 1861 – March 1, 1955)
As the granddaughter of Lorenzo de Zavala (1789-1836), first vice-president of the Republic of Texas, young Adina de Zavala was exposed to vivid accounts of Texas' revolutionary and republican past. She became a guiding force in the preservation . . . — Map (db m61083) HM
72Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 96 — Alamo Low Barracks and Main Gateway
Mission San Antonio de Valero, established nearby in 1718, was relocated here in 1724. By 1762, the mission plaza was enclosed by thick stone and adobe walls. The 11x14-foot main gateway was located at this site along the south wall. In 1803 . . . — Map (db m30713) HM
73Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Clara DriscollLest We Forget
Title to the Alamo Mission property, acquired through her efforts and her personal fortune, was conveyed by Clara Driscoll to the State of Texas, Sept. 5th 1905: “That the sacred shrine be saved from the encroachments of . . . — Map (db m30734) HM
74Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Founding of the Mission and Origin of Name
The San Antonio de Padua Mission was founded in San Antonio in 1716 by the Franciscan Father, Antonio Olivares, and after merging with the San Francisco Solano Mission in 1718, it was officially founded as the San Antonio de Valero Mission. The . . . — Map (db m9228) HM
75Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Fray Antonio Margil de JesúsPatron Saint of Texas
Founder of Mission San Jose Born August 18, 1657 Valencia, Spain Died August 06, 1726 Mexico City, Mexico Fray Margil received his holy orders at age twenty-five in Spain. For the next forty-three years he traveled by foot as far south as . . . — Map (db m163837) HM
76Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Gonzales Men at the Alamo
Erected in grateful recognition of the supreme act of heroism of the thirty two men from Gonzales who gave their lives in the Alamo in response to the appeal of Travis. Erected March 1, 1936 — Map (db m30777) HM
77Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Indian Quarters / Habitaciones de los Indios
In the early years, mission Indians lived in small detached houses called jacales. In 1755, eighty-four of these jacales lined "streets" in what is today the plaza. But after 1768, as conflicts with Apaches and Comanches increased, the . . . — Map (db m32738) HM
78Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Japanese Monument to The Heroes of the Alamo
To the Memory of The Heroes of the Alamo [Poem in Chinese follows] Japanese Monument The story of the Alamo reaches far beyond the borders of Texas. More than 2.6 million visitors from around the world came to the Alamo in 1996. The . . . — Map (db m30779) HM
79Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 3096 — Little Church of La Villita
In 1846, the Rev. J.W. De Vilbiss bought a Methodist Church site (across street) in this block. He set up a bell, to denote worship site, but did not build when lot title proved defective. In 1879, German Methodists erected this Gothic Revival . . . — Map (db m61253) HM
80Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Main Plaza - Plaza de las Islas1730 - 1890 — A Pedestrian Place —
Spanish urban planners in the New World knew how to create a vibrant community: its two interconnected building blocks were a cathedral and a plaza. This spatial structure compelled the citizens of New Spain to revolve around a civic center, . . . — Map (db m118154) HM
81Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Masonic Heroes of the Alamo
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82Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Mission Concepción
More than a church, Mission Concepción was also a village, fort, school, farm, and ranch. At the missions the Franciscans gathered the native peoples together, converted them to Catholicism, taught them Spanish culture, and sought to . . . — Map (db m164052) HM
83Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Mission Mill (and Millstone)
Mills were used to grind grain such as corn or wheat into meal or flour for use as food. The grain was poured into the hopper which funneled it through the eye in the top millstone. Water drove the waterwheel which turned the top millstone. The top . . . — Map (db m30749) HM
84Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Mission San Francisco de la Espada
On this spot early pioneers of San Antonio gathered in time of danger and also when they came to worship in the chapel of San Francisco de la Espada. This lot was donated to the Archdiocese of San Antonio by the heirs of Josefa de la Garza . . . — Map (db m132595) HM
85Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 3414 — Mission San Francisco Xavier de NájeraApproximate Location of
Established in 1722 • Its Indian neophytes, few in number, passed into the care of the missionaries at San Antonio de Valero in 1726 • The land was later granted to the Mission Nuestra Señora de La Purísima Concepción de Acuña • Reestablished in . . . — Map (db m163845) HM
86Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Mission San José / La Misión de San José
"It is truthfully the best of the Americas, and not in the like of the others; nor in all the frontier does the King have an outpost better constructed and easier to defend..." Fr. Juan Agustín de Morfi, 1777-78 Mission San José and its . . . — Map (db m33997) HM
87Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Missions in the San Antonio River Valley
Spain, which ruled Mexico for 300 years ending in 1821, paid little attention to its northeastern frontier until French settlers built outposts near the Red River in Louisiana. The Spanish responded by establishing missions in East Texas in the . . . — Map (db m119601) HM
88Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Missions in the San Antonio River Valley
Spain, which ruled Mexico for 300 years ending in 1821, paid little attention to its northeastern frontier until French settlers built outposts near the Red River in Louisiana. The Spanish responded by establishing missions in East Texas in the . . . — Map (db m119618) HM
89Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Naming of San Antonio
This marker commemorates the 275th anniversary of the naming of the site that became the city of San Antonio. On the feast of St. Anthony of Padua, June 13, 1691, Padre Damian Massanet, Franciscan missionary and Governor Don Domingo Teran, . . . — Map (db m82890) HM
90Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 3819 — Old St. Mary's College(1852 – 1966)
Established in 1852 in frontier San Antonio by 4 members of the Society of Mary: Brothers Andrew Edel, John Baptist Laignoux, Nicholas Koenig, and Xavier Mauclerc - all natives of France. Construction of this building began in fall, 1852, and . . . — Map (db m132557) HM
91Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Padre Damian Massanet's Tableby Rolando Briseno
This sculpture symbolizes the first Mass celebrated in San Antonio on June 13, 1691. The day before, the first Spanish expedition to march across Texas to the Louisiana border reached a stream the Indians called Yanaguana -- “Place of Restful . . . — Map (db m30861) HM
92Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Reaffirming the Miracle of Our Lady of GuadalupeSan Antonio Express News, December 13, 1956 — Main Plaza —
One of the largest demonstrations of its kind ever witnessed in Southwest Texas took place in the area surrounding San Fernando Cathedral Wednesday night. An estimated 35,000 to 40,000 Roman Catholics from 140 parishes in the 32-county San Antonio . . . — Map (db m30345) HM
93Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Remains of the Alamo Heroes
The remains of the Alamo Heroes are entombed in the chapel at the left-hand side of the entrance to this cathedral Visitors Welcome — Map (db m30343) HM
94Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Rose Window / Ventana de Rosa
No one knows why this intricate carving is now called "the Rose Window." Possibly dedicated to Saint Rose, its baroque beauty is entangled in many San Antonio legends that whisper of its mystery. The artistry lavished on the church wall . . . — Map (db m34069) HM
95Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Ruins of the Habitations of the Friars and Indians
This is the ruins of the habitations of the friars and Indians; refrectory, kitchen and other regular offices. In the second patio there was a gallery with weaving rooms and rooms for storing materials and utensils. The habitations of the . . . — Map (db m30742) HM
96Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 4463 — Saint Mark's Episcopal Church
Established on what was a part of the Alamo lands, Saint Mark's Espicopal Church traces its history to Trinity Church, a mission established in 1850 and disbanded in 1858. Saint Mark's church was organized in 1858 with the Rev. Lucius H. Jones as . . . — Map (db m132556) HM
97Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — San Antonio de Padua
San Antonio de Padua for whom the city of San Antonio is named Presented to the city by Order of the Alhambra August 14, 1955 — Map (db m30344) HM
98Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — San Antonio Missions / Las misiones de San Antonio
The missions of San Antonio were far more than just churches, they were communities. Each was a fortified village, with its own church, farm, and ranch. Here, Franciscan friars gathered native peoples, converted them to Catholicism, taught them to . . . — Map (db m33990) HM
99Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 12360 — San Antonio Section - National Council of Jewish Women
On May 13, 1907, the San Antonio Section of the National Council of Jewish Women was organized in the Menger Hotel. Anna Hertzberg was elected president by the 15 charter members. The council immediately became active in the development of social . . . — Map (db m30595) HM
100Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — San Fernando Cathedral 200th Anniversary
To commemorate the two hundredth anniversary of the laying of the corner stone of San Fernando Cathedral First place of worship for Texans. Built through the generosity and zeal of the Canary Islanders, founders of San Antonio . . . — Map (db m30333) HM

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