Skip to Content


Texas Spirit Quest #19 St. Josephs Cemetery

A cache by The Real Thing Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 2/22/2009
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

Join now to view geocache location details. It's free!


How Geocaching Works

Please note Use of services is subject to the terms and conditions in our disclaimer.

Geocache Description:

Another in the
Texas Spirit Quest
Cache Series

The Texas Spirit Quest
is a series of Caches
placed by many individuals, near cemeteries and historic
sites in hopes of paying respect to the many pioneer
ancestors that have ‘walked’ before us.

There are hundreds of cemeteries in the rural communities across
Texas. This series will introduce you to many of them. The cache
pages will provide a virtual history tour of the cemeteries,
tombstones and local lore.

With the purpose of founding a monastery and a German Catholic Colony, Carmelite Monks, in 1881, began the first catholic church between Fort Worth and El Paso. The adobe and brick monastery was completed in 1884, and St. Joseph's Church in 1885. Sisters of divine providence opened a short-lived school, 1887; reopened, 1894, by Sisters of Mercy. In 1897, Carmelite Monks disbanded and sold property to Sisters of Mercy, who operated a convent and academy until abandonment after a tornado severly damaged the facilities on June 11, 1938.

Congrats to dekoning for First to Find.

Additional Hints (No hints available.)



104 Logged Visits

Found it 99     Didn't find it 3     Publish Listing 1     Update Coordinates 1     

View Logbook | View the Image Gallery of 8 images

**Warning! Spoilers may be included in the descriptions or links.

Current Time:
Last Updated:
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

Return to the Top of the Page

Reviewer notes

Use this space to describe your geocache location, container, and how it's hidden to your reviewer. If you've made changes, tell the reviewer what changes you made. The more they know, the easier it is for them to publish your geocache. This note will not be visible to the public when your geocache is published.