St. Francis Xavier Church - St. Francisville, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 35.484 W 087° 38.826
16S E 443645 N 4271633
Quick Description: Since 1818, and still very active today.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 3/12/2010 9:10:16 AM
Waymark Code: WM8CJW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member SCOTUS
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Long Description:

County of Church: Lawrence County
Historic Marker Erected by: Illinois Daughters of the American Colonists
Date Marker Erected: March 10, 1985

Text of That Marker:


In memory of the early French missionaries and settlers who came to this area in the late 18th Century and the Catholic faith that they rooted in the lives of the people on the banks of the Wabash River.

1818-1819   The establishment and construction of the first log chapel

1836      Father John Courbe becomes the first resident pastor

1838      The dedication of the 2nd Church by Bishop Brute.

1842      The opening of the first Catholic School by the Sisters of Providence.

1887      The construction of the frame church.

1916      The erection of the present brick Church in Italian renaissance architecture.

Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of organization: 1/1/1818

Date of building construction: 1/1/1916

Dominant Architectural Style: Italian Renaissance

Diocese: Diocese of Belleville

711 Main St.,
P.O. Box 45,
St. Francisville, IL USA

Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

Archdiocese: Not listed

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