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St. Clare

Date Founded: 1874

Status: Active

County: Effingham

Church Location: 216 N. 9th St., Altamont, Illinois

Notes: The first Catholic church in the Altamont area was the rural St. Bonaventure Church in St. Elmo. After a fire destroyed St. Bonaventure Church on Christmas day 1873, Catholics in Altamont decided to built a church in town. The first St. Clare's Church was built in 1875. The current church was dedicated on June 10, 1923.

Records Available in Diocesan Archives for Genealogy Research: 

  • Baptisms: 1875-1930
  • Marriages: 1875-1930
  • Deaths: 1877-1936
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