Point Pleasant, Louisiana: Tiny Church - Chapel of the Madonna

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Chapel of the Madonna

28160 Hwy 405, Point Pleasant, LA
On Hwy 405/River Rd, nine miles south of Hwy 1 or 4.5 miles north of the Nottoway Plantation.
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Tiny Church - Chapel of the Madonna

Built in 1802, with an eight-foot-square interior and five chairs, which seems to be its capacity. Mass is held once a year on August 15.

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Smallest Church in the World

The Madonna Chapel of Bayou Goula was built in 1903 with lumber donated by local residents on land donated by Anthony Gullo. It is eight feet square and was featured in Ripley's Believe it or Not. The key to enter the church is in the key box next to front door.

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Mass is held at the church every year on August 15. A plaque next to the door officially names it the Smallest Church in the World.

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