Details for St. Joseph's Catholic Church

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5371005048


Marker Number 5048
Atlas Number 5371005048
Marker Title St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Index Entry St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Address 403 S Main St
City Ft. Stockton
County Pecos
UTM Zone 13
UTM Easting 702657
UTM Northing 3418518
Subject Codes eccesiastical buildings; churches; Roman Catholic denomination
Marker Year 1966
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Corner of James and Main St., Ft. Stockton
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Efforts of establish a Catholic church in the area began shortly after the Civil War when Fort Stockton was reoccupied by United States troops. The first services were conducted in 1872 by father Claude Jaillet and father Adolfo Guichon. Construction of the present church building began three years later. Located on land donated by Peter Gallagher, it was built of adobe on a stone foundation. The structure was remodeled in the 1960s. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1966

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