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Our Lady of Visitation Catholic Church

A rare South Texas snowstorm marked the cornerstone laying ceremonies for this church building, Dec. 29,1880. The Gothic Revival edifice was constructed of bricks made at nearby El Rancho de Santa Maria, owned by J. L. Hynes, who gave land for the church. Built from the plans drawn by Father Peter Keralum, O. M. I., the structure was dedicated June 29, 1882. The wooden steeple was blown off during a 1993 hurricane. Residents of Bluetown, Santa Maria and neighboring communities worshipped here.

Located on U. S. 281 between Santa Maria and Bluetown.

RECORDED TEXAS HISTORIC LANDMARK - 1977