Saints Cyril & Methodius Painted Church LbNA # 64013
|Placed Date||Feb 9 2013|
|Location||Dubina Cemetery, Dubina, 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 Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Dubina and can be found at nearby Dubina Cemetery. It is one of the prettiest of the Painted Churches and you must take a tour to go all the way inside, but you can see it through the locked gate if on your own.
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 2 miles to Dubina then left on Piano Bridge Road about 100 yards to Saints Cyril & Methodius Church on the right and Dubina Cemetery on left. For the letterbox, drive into the cemetery and park by the kiosk.
Walk to the large granite cross in the cemetery then go left 38 steps to the Mican stone. Go 3 steps behind it to a group of trees growing together. Minibox is in crevice at right base under rocks and leaves.