Saint Mary's Catholic Parish

Saint Mary's Catholic Parish (HM1DFU)

Location: Alexandria, VA 22314
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 48.112', W 77° 2.643'

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Founded 1795
Very Rev. Francis Jonatus Neale, S.J.
of Georgetown College
Colonel John Fitzgerald, Aide de Camp to General George Washington and one time Mayor of Alexandria

Prior to 1785, the Catholic community of Alexandria assisted at Holy Mass in a log building and later at the home of Colonel Fitzgerald.

The land for the original church at South Washington and Church Streets was donated of March 17, 1788 by Colonel Robert T. Hooe, a protestant gentlemen.
The second church, in Chapel Alley, was acquired from the Methodist congregation in 1810.

The sanctuary and the major portion of the present church were erected in 1826 by the Rev. Joseph W. Fairclough.

Presented the 22nd day of June 1958 by Porto Caravan, Order of Alhambra.
Year Placed1958
Placed ByPorto Caravan, Order of Alhambra
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 7:15pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 322501 N 4296774
Decimal Degrees38.80186667, -77.04405000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.112', W 77° 2.643'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 6.72" N, 77° 2' 38.58" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 308 S Royal St, Alexandria VA 22314, US
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