1882 - St. Charles Church, Newport, MI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member bobfrapples8
N 41° 59.681 W 083° 17.230
17T E 310561 N 4651716
Quick 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.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 11/24/2021 10:56:27 PM
Waymark Code: WM15AQP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
From Monroe County Historical Marker:
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.
Year of construction: 1882

Full inscription:
Latin: April 15 in the year of our Lord 1882

Cross-listed waymark: Not listed

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