Saint Mark's Parish Church

Address: 1 mi. N.W. of Evergreen

St. Mark's-in-the-Wilderness, one of the very first area churches, was built in 1874 on the site of the present Evergreen Cemetery, and first services were held that year and until 1878. The parish register ends in 1883. In 1886 St. Mark's was traded for what is now St. Philip's Church in Sedalia. The St. Mark's original structure was later moved to Main Street in Evergreen. The altar was eventually installed in the first Mission of the Transfiguration. Name from St. Mark's Church in the Bowery section of New York City, which provided funds.
Quad Map/Date: Evergreen, 1965 (1979)
Sec/Town/Range: S4, T5S, R71W
Elevation: 7280
Source: Hamilton, "Our Memories of Bergen Park," pp. 22, 31; Church Pamphlet, "History of the Church of the Transfiguration"; Sternberg, "Evergreen Our Mountain Community," p. 48.
Other Names: St. Mark's Church at Bergen Park.
Last Modified: Thu, March 16 1995

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