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SAINT MARY'S PARISH, TEXAS

Lavaca County, Central Texas South


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"St Mary's Church, School and Cemetery are located about 3-1/2 miles almost due west of Hallettsville on FM 350." - Barclay Gibson
Lavaca County TX - St. Mary's Catholic Church
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009
Historical Marker:

Saint Mary's Parish

Considered the oldest rural Catholic parish in Texas, St. Mary's was settled before the Texas War for Independence by such pioneers as James Brown, who was killed in the siege of the Alamo.*

First church edifice for St. Marys was built in 1840 under influence of missionary Fathers George Haydon and Edward A. Clarke, who also opened school for the settlement.

This was one of ten churches comprising Texas' First Diocese (Galveston) at its formation in 1847. Many priests' and sisters' vocations have come from this historic parish.
1971

( * It was discovered later that James Brown did not die at the Alamo.)
TX - Lavaca County, St. Mary's Parish Hall
St. Mary's Parish Hall
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009
TX - Lavaca County, St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009
TX - Lavaca County, St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009
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Lavaca County TX - St. Mary's Catholic Church
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009
Lavaca County TX - St. Mary's Catholic Church
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009
Lavaca County TX - St. Mary's Catholic Church
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009
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Lavaca County TX - St. Mary's Catholic Church niche
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009
Lavaca County TX - St. Mary's Catholic Church gathering hall
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