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First Catholic Church in Ohio : Marker #5-64
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BlackBrownDog
N 39° 46.642 W 082° 16.543
17S E 390750 N 4403825
Quick Description: 5757 State Route 383 Somerset, OH 43783
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 2/13/2006 7:11:29 PM
Waymark Code: WM7K9
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Crystal Sound
Views: 30

Long Description:
Text : Side A
St. Joseph Catholic Church, called the cradle of the faith in Ohio, was the first Catholic church in the state. In 1809, Jacob and Catharine Dittoe deeded Father Edward Fenwick, who had traveled from Kentucky, 320 acres of ground to build the church. The original church, dedicated on December 6, 1818, by Father Fenwick and Father Nicholas Dominic Young, was a log cabin with a bare dirt floor measuring 18 feet by 22 feet. Father Fenwick was soon installed as the first Bishop of Cincinnati. Construction on the present church began in 1839.
Marker Number: #5-64

County: Perry

Significance of Location: Building or House

Bicentenial Mark: yes

Website address: [Web Link]

Additional Coordinate: Not Listed

Additional Coordinate description: Not listed

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