Saint John Painted Church LbNA # 64012
|Placed Date||Feb 9 2013|
|Location||Ammannsville Cemetery, Ammannsville, TX|
|Found By||Blue Butterfly|
|Last Update||May 5 2013|
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 100 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 Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church in Ammannsville and can be found at nearby Ammannsville Cemetery.
From I10 in Schulenburg go east on I10 for a few miles then northeast on Hwy 90 for 1 mile. Go north on FM 1383 for about 7.5 miles to Ammannsville, then left on Mensik Road to Saint John Church and the Ammannsville Cemetery on the left.
walk through the first gate to the cemetery and go to the back right corner to a large Crepe Myrtle tree. Minibox is within trunks under a rock and leaves.