St. Joseph Catholic Church

St. Joseph Catholic Church (HM15LJ)

Location: Fort Davis, TX 79734 Jeff Davis County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 35.686', W 103° 53.28'

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Catholic clergy began serving residents of the Fort Davis area about 1872. Father Joseph Hoban was appointed pastor in 1876 and the First St Joseph Catholic Church building was erected in 1879. Father Hoban was followed by circuit-riding priest who regarded St. Joseph's as the central church of the region. Father Brocardus Eeken came to Fort Davis in 1892. He and fellow Carmelite friars traveled thousands of miles each year, ministering to the 18 churches and mission stations in the Trans-Pecos and Big Bend. A new church was consecrated in 1899. Many parishes, including those in Alpine and Marfa, were created from this parish. Father Brocardus retired in 1935. St Joseph Catholic Church continues to serve a large and diverse congregation.
HM NumberHM15LJ
Marker Number11945
Year Placed1999
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 4:20pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 606607 N 3385219
Decimal Degrees30.59476667, -103.88800000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 35.686', W 103° 53.28'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 35' 41.16" N, 103° 53' 16.80" W
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Area Code(s)432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 701 State St, Fort Davis TX 79734, US
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