La Capilla del Gila

La Capilla del Gila (HMHQ0)

Location: Florence, AZ 85132 Pinal County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 2.059', W 111° 23.088'

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First church of the Assumption

This first Catholic Church in central Arizona, built in 1870 by Father Andre Echallier, was called "La Capilla del Gila". In 1883 a larger edifice commemorating the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, was constructed to the west: a convent was added to the original Capilla, which then became a school. After fire destroyed the new church in 1893, the old chapel served worshipers until the third church was dedicated in 1911. All the region's earliest Catholic Churches, including Phoenix and Tempe, were originally missions of this Florence parish.
HM NumberHMHQ0
Series This marker is part of the Arizona: Historic Florence Walking Tour series
Placed ByPinal County Historical Society and Arizona Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 12:25am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 464067 N 3655157
Decimal Degrees33.03431667, -111.38480000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 2.059', W 111° 23.088'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 2' 3.54" N, 111° 23' 5.28" W
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Area Code(s)520
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 129-213 8th St, Florence AZ 85132, US
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