Saint Mary Of High Hill Painted Church LbNA # 64015
|Placed Date||Feb 9 2013|
|Location||Old High Hill Cemetery, High Hill, TX|
|Found By||Blue Butterfly|
|Last Update||May 5 2013|
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 100 yards RT)
Recommended Ink: brown
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 Mary Catholic Church in High Hill, another especially pretty one, and can be found at nearby Old High Hill Cemetery.
From Hwy 90 in Schulenburg go north on FM 2672 for about 2.5 miles to Saint Mary Catholic Church on the right in High Hill. For the letterbox go south on FM 2672 about 1 mile to Old High Hill Cemetery on the left and park by the gate.
Walk through the gate toward the back and look for fenced area for Baumgarten family. Go into this fenced area to far left corner. Minibox is under a loose brick with a rock on top.