Sts Cyril & Methodius Of Shiner Painted Church LbNA # 64535
|Placed Date||May 10 2013|
|Location||Shiner Cemetery, Shiner, 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 Saints Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Shiner, which is named for two brothers who were honored missionaries to Slavic people during the 9th century, and can be found at nearby Shiner Cemetery.
From I10 near Flatonia go south on Hwy 95 to Shiner and turn left on Hwy 90 to Saints Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church on the right. For the letterbox, go about 1 mile west on Hwy 90A, then turn right on CR 348 for 0.8 mile. Turn right into third entrance of Shiner Cemetery, then go left and park by the lattice arbor building on your right.
From beginning of arbor building walk left (north) 40 steps to multi-trunk tree with bench on left side next to Pfeil stone marker. Minibox is within trunks under a rock and leaves.