Post Oak, a northeastern Washington County agricultural community, is located near State Highway 105 between William Penn and Washington. In 1969 black Catholics constructed a mission church, the Christian Life Blessed Virgin Center at Post Oak. Land for the center was given by descendants of black Catholics who came to the area with plantation owner Malcolm Spain in the 1840s. In December 1984 Deacon Bill Meridan began his ministry at the center, which served the Washington County black community served earlier by Sacred Heart Mission near Washington.
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