Mariposa County Points of Interest

Saint Catherine Catholic Church in Hornitos 28 October 2012
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Saint Catherine Catholic Church
Saint Catherine Street
Built c1865

Although this woodframe building is typical of simple Gold Rush churches built in the Greek Revival style, the stone buttresses are possibly unique.

A plaque in front of the church reads:

St Catherine Catholic Church

St. Catherine Church was built during the 1860's probably in 1865. Before the church was built, priests came from Stockton to say Mass for the people of Hornitos. Priests from Sonora and Mariposa came for Mass after the church was built. In the 1930's the church was repaired, adding a rock foundation and rock buttresses to make the church firm and solid again.

Native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West
Mariposa Parlor No. 63
May 3, 1988

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