Holy Rosary Cathedral - 3 A 74
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LSUMonica
N 36° 10.000 W 086° 47.040
16S E 519426 N 4002456
Quick Description: Tennessee Historical Commission 3 C 74 - Holy Rosary Cathederal
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 3/11/2006 11:13:44 PM
Waymark Code: WM8TX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member LSUMonica
Views: 36

Long Description:
3 C 74
Holy Rosary Cathederal

Near here in 1820, the first Catholic Church in Tennessee, was built by Irish Catholic workers then building a bridge over Cumberland River. In 1830 a brick structure known as the Holy Rosary Cathedral succeeded the frame building. Here Bishop R. P. Miles, first Bishop of Tennessee, was installed , October 15, 1838. When St. Mary's Cathedral was built in 1847, Holy Rosary Church became the St. John's Hospital & Orphanage. The site was sold to the state in 1857.

Tennessee Historical Commission

Marker reads the same on both sides.

Other Information:

The Tennessee State Capitol now rests on the site of the cathedral.

Marker Name: 3 C 74 - Holy Rosary Cathederal

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Building

Marker Number: 3A 74

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Tennessee Historical Commission


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