Wesley Brethren Painted Church LbNA # 64332
|Placed Date||Apr 12 2013|
|Location||Wesley Brethren Cemetery, Wesley, TX|
My 600th Letterbox
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 50 yards RT)
Status: reported missing (4/4/15)
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 Wesley Brethren Church in Wesley, which is off the beaten path, and can be found at the Cemetery next to the church. Unfortunately, the church door was locked when I went so not sure if you can see the inside.
From Brenham go southwest on FM 332 about 10 miles to Wesley and turn left on Wesley Church Road. Go 0.5 mile to Wesley Brethren Church and Cemetery on the left. Go left on the gravel road before church into the cemetery and park by the gazebo on the left. Even though the town is in Washington county, the church is in Austin county.
From the gazebo, continue on gravel road 20 steps, going straight into grass when it bends right. Go left 5 steps to large tree at edge of woods. Minibox is at right base under rocks.