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St. Philips Episcopal Church of Palestine

  Texas Historical Markers
Sycamore and Crawford Sts., Palestine, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 31° 45' 46.5984", -95° 37' 53.4972"
    Texas State
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    During the 1850s Mrs. Frances Henderson, wife of Governor J. Pinckney Henderson, helped found St. Philips as a mission. Upon the petition of the Rev. John Owens, who served part-time as the priest here, the Diocese of Texas in 1860 raised the mission to full parish status. During the Civil War, members met in homes, the Masonic Lodge, or the Methodist sanctuary. In 1863 the Rev. Caleb Dow became the first full-time rector. James Firth Brook designed this building, erected in 1875-76 on Oak Street. The congregation grew with the town and in 1903 the structure was moved here. (1979)

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

St. Philips Episcopal Church of Palestine Historical Marker Location Map, Texas

Related Themes: Texas C.S.A., Texas Confederate States of America, Confederacy, Texas Freemasons, Masonic Lodges, Freemasonry
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