Feb 18, 2008

Country Churches: St. Francis de Sales

"On July 9, 1866, shortly after the Civil War, ground was broken to begin construction of the first Catholic church in Abingdon. Local stone that had been dug up from the corn and bean fields was transported to the church site by horse and wagon. There the stone was cut, fitted, and set by the men of the parish under the supervision of George Lochary. Lochary, who was a parishioner of St. Ignatius, also donated a sizable sum of $600 towards construction costs." Link

Abingdon, Maryland

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