Site of St. Joseph's Church

Site of St. Joseph's Church (HM1MFO)

Location: Stanton, TX 79782 Martin County
Country: United States of America
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N 32° 8.005', W 101° 47.351'

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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.
Marker Number4890
Year Placed1973
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at 6:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 236883 N 3558632
Decimal Degrees32.13341667, -101.78918333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 8.005', W 101° 47.351'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 8' 0.3" N, 101° 47' 21.06" W
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Area Code(s)432
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 Carpenter St, Stanton TX 79782, US
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