Churches

Anaqua
Baptist
African-American

Bethlehem Free Baptist Church - Organized 1873
San Antonio River Community - Anaqua

Austwell
Methodist

Methodist Church - Austwell

Austwell
Presbyterian

Presbyterian Church - Austwell

Bayside
Baptist

First Baptist Church - Bayside

Blanconia
Baptist

Baptist Church - Refugio  
Updated - Now includes photograph and historical marker of N-2 Baptist Church at Blanconia.  This church is in Bee County but was the beginning of the Baptist Church in Refugio County.

Blanconia
Catholic

Blanconia - St. Catherine's Catholic Church
This church is in Bee County but has many connections to early Irish settlers of Refugio County.
"A Tale of Two Churches"
Source:  J.R. Gonzales, November 11, 2002, Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Refugio
Baptist

First Baptist Church Refugio
Source: Refugio Timely Remarks Centennial Edition, 1934

Baptist Church - Refugio  
Updated - Now includes photograph and historical marker of N-2 Baptist Church at Blanconia.  This church is in Bee County but was the beginning of the Baptist Church in Refugio County.
Junior GA's Organized - Baptist Church - 1934
Mount Pilgrim Free Baptist Church - 1934
African-American Congregation

Refugio
Catholic

Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church
History provided by Refugio County Museum

Our Lady of Refuge Catholic School
"Refugio's Catholic school to close"
Corpus Christi Caller - January 23, 1972

Priests 1854 - 1934

Letters from Father Querat of Refugio - 5 Letters from 1861-1865

Baptisms
Baptisms - 1854 Baptisms - 1855 Baptisms - 1856 Baptisms - 1857
Baptisms - 1858 Baptisms -  1899 Baptisms - 1900  
Confirmations
Confirmations - 1855 Confirmations - 1858 Confirmations - 1868 Confirmations - 1895
Marriages
Marriages
1855 to 1857
Marriages
1858 to 1859
Marriages
1860
Marriages
1861
Marriages
1862 and 1863
Marriages
1864
Note: There were no marriages recorded by the priests in 1865. Marriages
1866
Marriages
1867
Marriages
1868
Marriages
1869
Marriages
1870 and 1871

St. James Catholic Church - Refugio - Society for Men - 1934
Hispanic Congregation

1946 - Altar Society Cookbook  
Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church - Refugio
List of candy recipes and the contributors

1946 - Altar Society Cookbook
Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church - Refugio
List of cookie recipes and the contributors

Refugio
Episcopal

Church of the Ascension

Refugio
Presbyterian

Refugio Presbyterian Church

Refugio First Presbyterian Church Groundbreaking for New Sanctuary 1965

  Refugio First Presbyterian Church Elders and Deacons 1965

St. Mary's
Baptist

Fellowship Baptist Church
St. Mary's

Tivoli
Presbyterian

Tivoli Presbyterian Church

Woodsboro
Baptist

First Baptist Church
Woodsboro

Woodsboro
Catholic

St. Therese Catholic Church - Photo

Preachers and Priests

Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church Priests 1854 - 1934

1860 and 1870 Preachers

Church Records

"Church records are great resource, too!"
Article by Martha Jones, columnist for 
Victoria Advocate 
Reprinted with permission.

 

 

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