St. Patrick’s Church – Georgetown, Iowa In 1851, a log church was established, as the faith was the priority item to the immigrants. By the early 1860′s more natives of Ireland had joined their brothers and the congregation had out grown the tiny church. The beautiful sandstone structure known today as St. Patrick’s Georgetown was constructed during the 1860′s as the pioneers themselves quarried the stone and hoisted it in place. Work was delayed by the civil war, but the Irish were determined and as a result, the church is complete and holds worship services every week.
The cemetery has always been the final resting place for all of the Georgetown descendants. The cemetery is directly across from the church so it is easy to find. If you are searching for connections to the past with your family you will be able to search the cemetery records of St. Patrick’s Church.
Labor day is a gathering for all of the Georgetown clan and any one who is Irish. There is a homemade dinner and an auction. Labor day is always a great gathering for everyone young and old.