St. Ambrose Parrish Historical

St. Ambrose Parrish Historical (HM1X1T)

Location: Elkton, FL 32033 St. Johns County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 46.667', W 81° 28.304'

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The intact buildings and grounds of St. Ambrose Parish reflect the commitment of the Roman Catholic Church to reach small rural communities in Florida. Catholic Mass was first celebrated with settlers in a barn here at Moccasin Branch in the early 1800s. In 1875, St. Ambrose Parish was established when a small wood frame church was built by Father Stephen Langlade. Father Langlade was a skilled carpenter from France who also built a rectory, school, convent, and a larger church by 1907. A second convent was built after the first one burned in 1917, and a new parish hall was built in 1938. Students attended the school from 1881 through 1948 under the tutelage of the Sisters of St. Joseph, who lived in the convent. The early settlers of the area were farmers of Spanish, Irish, Minorcan, Greek, and Italian heritage. Their descendants, with names such as Ashton, Floyd, Lopez, Masters, Ortagus, Pacetti, Pappy, Pellicer, Rogero, Sanchez, Solana, Solano, Triay, Weedman, and others, continue to live in the area and attend the small parish church. The pioneers whose daily lives were intertwined with St. Ambrose Parish are buried in the cemetery nearby.
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HM NumberHM1X1T
Year Placed2004
Placed ByThe St. Johns County Board of Supervisors and The Florida Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 9:01am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 454401 N 3294255
Decimal Degrees29.77778333, -81.47173333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 46.667', W 81° 28.304'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 46' 40.02" N, 81° 28' 18.24" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)904, 386
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 886-6198 Church Rd, Elkton FL 32033, US
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