Hondo, Texas: Ruins of St. Dominic's Church

The medieval-looking gutted walls of the ruined St. Dominic's Church are a strange sight in rural Texas.
Address:
County Rd 5231, Hondo, TX
Directions:
From US Hwy 90, either 7.5 miles west of Hodo, or 1.5 miles east of D'Hanis, turn south onto County Rd 422. Drive a quarter-mile. Turn right onto County Rd 5216, then quickly left onto County Rd 5226. Drive south a quarter-mile. You'll see the ruins on the left.
Admission:
Free
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Church ruins.

Ruins of St. Dominic's Church

Only about a mile and a half off of highway 90, to the south. Nestled among ranch land, and incredibly quiet. The church and adjoining cemetery are fenced, so exploring inside is likely not allowed.

[Matt T., 05/28/2016]

Church ruins.

Ruins of St. Dominic's Church

Want to walk around ancient-looking ruins? St. Dominic's Church was built in 1868 out of limestone and sandstone, according to its historical monument, and abandoned in 1914.

[Amanda Furr, 10/30/2015]

The ruins are a photo-friendly combination of the Alamo and a Gothic church, in a neatly-mowed field (it's an official historical site) just off a county road. All ruins should be this easy to visit.

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