Guardian Angel Painted Church LbNA # 64011
|Placed Date||Feb 9 2013|
|Location||Guardian Angel Cemetery, Wallis, TX|
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 50 yards RT)
From the outside the Painted Churches of Texas look like many American country churches, but cross the threshold and you'll encounter a profusion of color. Built by 19th century immigrants, these churches transport the visitor back to a different era, a different way of life. Inscriptions on the walls read not in English, but in the mother tongue of those who built them: German and Czech. There are over 15 of these churches, most in the Schulenburg area, and they can be visited on your own or by tour. This box honors Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Wallis, which is off the beaten path, and can be found at nearby Guardian Angel Cemetery.
From I10 in Sealy go south on Hwy 36 about 12 miles to Wallis and turn right on FM 1952 for about 0.1 mile to Guardian Angel Church on the right. For the letterbox, Continue south on FM 1952 for 0.6 mile to Guardian Angel Cemetery on right. Go through main entrance and park next to stone building.
Facing the building, walk around right side to back corner and look behind a bush. The Minibox is against the foundation about 1 foot in under rocks and dirt.