St. Charles Church 1882 Newport, MI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member bobfrapples8
N 41° 59.681 W 083° 17.230
17T E 310561 N 4651716
Quick Description: Monroe County Historical Society marker for St. Charles Church
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 4/17/2021 2:44:11 PM
Waymark Code: WM14547
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
The St. Charles Catholic Church has stood at the corner of North Dixie Highway and Swan Creek Road for over 140 years. The church towers above Swan Creek and in sight of another marker there which talks of bootlegging in the 1920's.
Historical Date: 4/15/1882

French-Canadian families settled on the banks of the "Riviere aux Cygnes" in 1816, declaring their faith by celebrating mass in their homes when visited by missionary Redemptorist Fathers. This Swan Creek Mission became a mission of St. Francis Church, Ecorse, with a log church standing just north of this site in 1838. 1852 marked the establishment of the parish of St. Charles Borromeo here. Parishioners dedicated their wooden frame church in the spring of 1853. Bishop Borgess, April 15, 1882, laid the cornerstone of this beautiful church designed to serve parish spiritual needs for generations to come.

Parking nearby?: yes

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website: [Web Link]

Registered Site #: None

Historical Name: Not listed

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