Schertz Historic Site

Schertz Historic Site (HM25DM)

Location: New Braunfels, TX 78132 Comal County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 38.84', W 98° 13.145'

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St. Joseph's Chapel

The original Catholic settlers of Comal Village longed for their own place of worship and school. Peter Ignatz Wenzel donated 3 acres of land for the construction of a school and a chapel. A one room school was built in December 1868 and an expanded (four room) school built in 1885. The latter school was placed on the same site as was the soon to be constructed to St. Joseph's Chapel. The school was closed in 1941 and the building dismantled in 1959. In 1905, St. Joseph's Chapel was built to allow Comal citizens to attend Mass on days following great church feast days and for funerals and baptisms. The chapel was paid for by donations from Comal Catholic farm families, and served as the center for religious education and social gathering. St. Joseph's importance to the larger Catholic community is seen through the unusually large numbers of priests and nuns that eventually originated from the families of the Comal Community. Renovation of the chapel's interior was completed in 2010.
HM NumberHM25DM
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Date Added Thursday, February 8th, 2018 at 10:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 575583 N 3279962
Decimal Degrees29.64733333, -98.21908333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 38.84', W 98° 13.145'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 38' 50.4" N, 98° 13' 8.7" W
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Area Code(s)830, 210
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6500 FM482, New Braunfels TX 78132, US
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