First Catholic Church - St. Charles, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 38° 46.724 W 090° 28.969
15S E 718660 N 4295231
Historical marker in old town St. Charles commemorating the first Catholic Church and cemetery in St. Charles.
Waymark Code: WM1ZF0
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 08/09/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
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Records indicate that within this proximity the first Catholic Church and Cemetery was built for the small village of Petites Cotes,  then under Spanish rule.  The church was named Saint Charles Borromeo and dedicated on November 7, 1791 by Lt. Governor Manuel Perez  Its architecture was referred to as the Creole Mississippi Valley style "poteaux  em terre," meaning spright timbers.  The log church was replaced by a more stable church of stone in 1828. ~ text of marker

Slightly uphill from this marker a replica church building is being built using vertical logs place in the ground.  The replica was begun in 2005 and work slowly continues on it.

History of Mark:
Marker placed by St. Charles South Main Preservation Society.

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