Details for Saint Mary's Help of Christians Catholic Church (Atlas Number 5031004471)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5031004471

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Marker Number 4471
Atlas Number 5031004471
Marker Title Saint Mary's Help of Christians Catholic Church
Index Entry Saint Mary's Help of Christians Catholic Church
Address
City Blanco vicinity
County Blanco
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 558573
UTM Northing 3318319
Subject Codes eccesiastical buildings; churches; Roman Catholic denomination
Marker Year 1965
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location from Blanco, take US 281 south 6 miles, then go east on CR 473 about one mile; one north side of road
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text In 1850s when first Catholic families came to Blanco County, worship was in homes and halls. Land was purchased in 1887. By efforts of Father Virgilius Draessel and people of Twin Sisters, this church was built and dedicated in 1889. Stone for foundation came from quarry about a mile from site. Other building materials came by wagon over 30 miles of rough roads and trails. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1965

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Saint Mary's Help of Christians Catholic Church (RTHL)
Saint Mary's Help of Christians Catholic Church (RTHL)