St. Barbara's Catholic Church

St. Barbara's Catholic Church (HM258Z)

Location: Mingus, TX 76463 Erath County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 30.268', W 98° 24.959'

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Most of Thurber's immigrant population, representing eighteen nationalities, were Catholic. Missionary priests ministered to the town until 1892, then the coal company erected a Catholic church at the bottom of Graveyard Hill. Originally named St. Thuribus, it was renamed St. Barbara's to honor the patroness saint of miners. A church school, Hunter Academy, operated from 1894 to 1923. The church building was moved two miles north to Mingus when Thurber was dismantled in the 1930s, and was returned to Thurber in 1993 by Thurber preservationists.
HM NumberHM258Z
Year Placed1995
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, February 4th, 2018 at 4:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 554859 N 3596504
Decimal Degrees32.50446667, -98.41598333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 30.268', W 98° 24.959'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 30' 16.08" N, 98° 24' 57.54" W
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Area Code(s)254
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near TX-108, Mingus TX 76463, US
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