by Leigh Michaels and Michael W. Lemberger
Built in the 1860s by Irish immigrants
Constructed of brown sandstone quarried by hand and hauled four miles with ox teams, St. Patrick’s Church has stood in Monroe County, Iowa, for nearly a century and a half. The great rock church — a “cathedral in the wilderness”– remains close to the hearts and minds of the people. No matter where they live, they’re from Georgetown.
Includes photos of all graduates of Georgetown High School.