Augustine Tolton

Augustine Tolton (HM13X2)

Location: Quincy, IL 62301 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 55.918', W 91° 24.293'

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Father Tolton, the first negro priest in the United States, was born of slave parents in Brush Creek, Missouri, in 1854. Educated at Quincy schools, he returned to this city after his ordination in Rome, Italy, in 1886. He celebrated his first public mass as St. Boniface Church. He became pastor of St. Joseph Church in Quincy and later established St. Monica's Church for negroes in Chicago. He died in Chicago in 1897, and is buried at St. Peter's Cemetery, Quincy.
HM NumberHM13X2
Series This marker is part of the Illinois: Illinois State Historical Society series
Year Placed1974
Placed ByThe Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County and the Illinois State Historical Society
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 6:06am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 636296 N 4421424
Decimal Degrees39.93196667, -91.40488333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 55.918', W 91° 24.293'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 55' 55.08" N, 91° 24' 17.58" W
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Area Code(s)217
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 621-699 Maine St, Quincy IL 62301, US
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