The Church of the Visitation

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The Church of the Visitation
Church of the visitation westphalia.jpg
Church of the Visitation
The Church of the Visitation is located in Texas
The Church of the Visitation
The Church of the Visitation is located in the US
The Church of the Visitation
Location Roughly bounded by Co. Rt. 383, Pond Cr., Co. Rts. 377, 368, 372, 373, and the Falls Co. western boundary line, Westphalia, Texas
Built 1895
Part of Westphalia Rural Historic District (#96000524[1])
Added to NRHP May 15, 1996

Coordinates: 37°49′42″N 85°27′38″W / 37.8284401°N 85.46045512°W / 37.8284401; -85.46045512

The Church of the Visitation, in Westphalia, Texas, was once the largest wooden structure west of the Mississippi River. This Catholic church, completed in 1895, has twin towers which can be seen for miles. A school was constructed in 1896 and operated as a parochial school until 1935.[2]

The church received official recognition with the erection of an official Texas Historical Marker on December 31, 1978. On May 15, 1996, the community was recognized as the Westphalia Rural Historic District. The district is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ WESTPHALIA, TEXAS Handbook of Texas Online
  3. ^ Parish History The Church of the Visitation Website
  4. ^ WESTPHALIA, TEXAS Texas Escapes