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Saint Stanislaus Chapel-Establshed 1915
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 28° 37.817 W 082° 26.819
17R E 358557 N 3167880
Quick Description: Located on CR 491(Citrus Way) north of Brooksville.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 3/9/2016 8:36:52 PM
Waymark Code: WMQNWV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Views: 1

Long Description:
The first St. Stanislaus Church was built here in 1915 by a small group of Polish farmers who had purchased land in this area of Hernando County in an effort to begin a new community. Priests from St. Leo Abbey would come out once a month to celebrate mass and the other sacraments. After a fire destroyed the first church in 1929, the community quickly built the present structure. The onslaught of the Great Depression along with poor soil and disease forced the settlement to be disbanded. This simple “Old Florida” clapboard style church dedicated to the patron saint of Poland gives silent witness to the faith of those early pioneers, many of whom are buried in the adjoining cemetery. Mass is still celebrated here annually on All Souls Day.
Marker Number: None

Date: None

County: Hernando

Marker Type: Plaque

Sponsored or placed by: Diocese of St. Petersburg

Website: Not listed

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