Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea Historical

Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea Historical (HM1WSS)

Location: Key West, FL 33040 Monroe County
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Country: United States of America
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N 24° 33.195', W 81° 47.742'

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-Circa 1852-

Welcome to the oldest Roman Catholic Parish in South Florida. There is evidence that Spanish Jesuits serving in Cuba first attempted to establish a mission in Key West as early as 1724.The first Catholic Church on the island was dedicated February 26, 1852. It was destroyed by fire in 1901. The current church building was dedicated to Saint Mary Star of the Sea by the Bishop of Saint Augustine in August of 1905 (Marker Number 38.)
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Date Added Monday, February 6th, 2017 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 419416 N 2715713
Decimal Degrees24.55325000, -81.79570000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 24° 33.195', W 81° 47.742'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds24° 33' 11.7" N, 81° 47' 44.52" W
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Area Code(s)305
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 700-798 FL-5, Key West FL 33040, US
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