Details for First Chapel in Roma (Atlas Number 5427001697)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5427001697

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Marker Number 1697
Atlas Number 5427001697
Marker Title First Chapel in Roma
Index Entry First Chapel in Roma
Address 708 Estrella
City Roma
County Starr
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 498219
UTM Northing 2920769
Subject Codes Roman Catholic denomination; churches
Marker Year 1973
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location (Estrella and Lincoln Street, Roma), 708 Estrella, Roma.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Built by volunteer labor, on donated site, of contributed materials, about 1840. In the years before Oblate Fathers arrived (1853) and built church, some 500 confirmed persons had received sacraments in this chapel from secular priests who lived in Mier.