St. Mary's Catholic Church

St. Mary's Catholic Church (HM1RHF)

Location: Burbank, SD 57010 Union County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 51.119', W 96° 47.274'

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Garryowen, South Dakota


The first parish in Garryowen was organized in 1879. St. Mary's Church and cemetery were located together on five acres of land donated by Patrick Mahan. The church eventually became too small for a growing community and a larger one was constructed in 1904. In 1924, this church was destroyed by fire. A third church was built in 1925 across the road from the cemetery on land donated by Tom O'Connor.

The people of Garryowen supported this parish until the diocese of Sioux Falls closed St. Mary's Church in 1993. We have come here to Garryowen to rest in land that shaped and sanctified our lives. Whether our days were as tender as the first yellow roses of spring or as harsh as Dakota's winter wind, we loved and were loved. Our lives meant something to someone, Share our stories, pray for us on our journey to Resurrection, and until we meet again, may God hold you safely in universal hands of love.


This monument is dedicated to the people of Garryowen, living and deceased, whose love and generosity supported St. Mary's Church for countless decades. May all who have been touch by the holy and lovely place continue to spread the faith given birth in the community of Garryowen.
Year Placed2007
Placed ByThe Garryowen Cemetery Association
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Date Added Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 at 9:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 680740 N 4746751
Decimal Degrees42.85198333, -96.78790000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 51.119', W 96° 47.274'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 51' 7.14" N, 96° 47' 16.44" W
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Area Code(s)605
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near SD-48, Burbank SD 57010, US
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