St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church (HM1JA9)

Location: Long Beach, MS 39560 Harrison County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 20.991', W 89° 8.256'

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St. Mary's Seminary of Perry County, Missouri, purchased land formerly owned by the Thomas family for a new church in 1904. The church was dedicated and staffed by Vincentian Priests in 1905. St. Thomas the Apostle Parish established 1915. Elementary school built in 1923 and staffed by Daughters of Charity. Original church building destroyed in 1969 by Hurricane Camille. Second church dedicated 1972. Diocese of Biloxi purchased property in 1981 from Congregation of the MIssion. First diocesan pastor assigned to parish in 1993. Parish Life Center dedicated 2002. All buildings destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Parish started rebuilding facilities in 2008.
HM NumberHM1JA9
Year Placed2002
Placed ByThe Long Beach Historical Society and St. Thomas Catholic Church
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, February 23rd, 2015 at 9:02pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 294536 N 3359489
Decimal Degrees30.34985000, -89.13760000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 20.991', W 89° 8.256'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 20' 59.46" N, 89° 8' 15.36" W
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Area Code(s)228, 662
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 682-694 US-90, Long Beach MS 39560, US
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