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St. Leo's Catholic Church - Demopolis, Alabama
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 32° 30.803 W 087° 50.322
16S E 421223 N 3597652
Quick Description: Historical marker for Catholic Church in Demopolis, Alabama.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 11/19/2009 5:34:37 AM
Waymark Code: WM7PQ3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 5

Long Description:

Text of marker:

St. Leo's Catholic Church

Catholicism was first introduced to this region in 1540 by the priests who accompanied Hernando DeSoto.  Napoleonic exiles of the Vine and Olive Colony held religious services and attempted to establish a Catholic mission in Demopolis in 1817.  Services were held in homes and in small frame structure before the present building was constructed in 1905.  This church remained a mission until St. Leo's Parish was permanently established in 1936.

Marker Name: St. Leo's Catholic Church

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
Further information available at http://www.catholic-forum.com/churches/471stleo/history.html


Date Dedicated / Placed: Not listed

Marker Number: Not listed

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