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Saint Michael's Catholic Church



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Marker TitleSaint Michael's Catholic Church
AddressChurch Ave.
LocationUS 77 north of Cameron on FM 1963
CityBurlington
Year Marker Erected1991
Designationsn/a
Text on MarkerIrish Catholic settlers first came to this area in 1875. The community, first called Irish Settlement, was served by visiting priests beginning in 1879. Eight families joined together in 1885 to build a church, which they dedicated to St. Michael. The predominantly Irish membership was eventually joined by a number of German-American Catholics. A parochial school opened in 1891 and was operated by nuns of various orders until it closed in 1956. St. Michael's Cemetery (.7 mi. E) contains burials dating to 1878 and is maintained by the church.
SourceTexas Historical Commission's Texas Historic Sites Atlas Database - July 2003

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Created on 27 July 2003 and last revised on 21 Apr 2004.