La Grange

St. Louis Catholic Church

The St. Louis Catholic Church is surrounded by a small cemetery, shaded by old trees, and kept company by the wind. Built in 1852 by the French citizens of La Grange, this was the first church of any denomination in Stanislaus County. An old bell mounted near the front door once served to call the townspeople to services. In 1854 it was dedicated by the Catholic Church as a mission. It is located on Floto Street, on a small hill overlooking the town.

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