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ST. FRANCISVILLE, TEXAS
AKA Polish Village

Texas Ghost Town
Matagorda County, Texas Gulf Coast

Just off FM 521 near FM 2668
About 10 Miles S of Bay City
On TXDoT County Map
Population: 0

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St. Francisville Tx - St. Francis Catholic Church and cemetery
St. Francis Catholic Church and Cemetery
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009
History on a Pinhead

Settled by Polish immigrants as early as the 1850s, the community’s centerpiece was the St. Francis Catholic Church, the first Catholic church in Matagorda County. (Not counting Spanish Missions.)

Built in 1895. the church was destroyed the following year and rebuilt before 1897. Heavily damaged by subsequent storms, it survived and although there’s no present population, the church (and cemetery) are still in use for special occasions.
St. Francisville Tx - St. Francis Catholic Church and cemetery
St. Francis Catholic Church
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2005
Historical Marker

St. Francis Catholic Church, 1895

First Euro-American Roman Catholic Church in county land. A gift of Mrs. Frank Seerden and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Butter in Polish Village.

Rebuilt following 1896 hurricane destruction.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1965
St. Francisville Tx - St. Francis Catholic Church historical marker
St. Francis Catholic Church historical marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009
St. Francisville Tx - St. Francis Catholic Church historical marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009
St. Francisville Tx - St. Francis Catholic Church steeple
Church steeple
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009
St. Francisville Tx - St. Francis Catholic Church historical marker
St. Francis Catholic Church and Cemetery
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009
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