Historic Markers Across Florida



Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea



Marker ID:  38
Location: 010 Windsor Lane, Key West, FL
County: Monroe
Coordinates: N 24° 33.195    W 081° 47.742
  24.55325    -81.7957
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea
-Circa 1852
38-


Welcome to the oldest Roman Catholic Parish in South Florida. There is evidence that Spanish Jesuits serving in Cuba first attempted to establish a mission in Key West as early as 1724.The first Catholic Church on the island was dedicated February 26, 1852. It was destroyed by fire in 1901. The current church building was dedicated to Saint Mary Star of the Sea by the Bishop of Saint Augustine in August of 190

Florida Department of State Division of Historical Resources.