(1763 - 1850)A priest for 62 years, the "First Bishop of the West" became Bishop of Bardstown, 1810; of Louisville, 1841. Jurisdiction embraced area of Ky., Tenn., and old Northwest Territory. Flaget directed founding of colleges, congregations, and St. Joseph's Cathedral; witnessed ten dioceses formed from region. Bishop buried in Louisville.
|Series||This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series|
|Placed By||The Kentucky Historical Society & The Kentucky Department of Highways|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 11:14am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 634946 N 4185785|
|Decimal Degrees||37.80950000, -85.46698333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 48.57', W 85° 28.019'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 48' 34.20" N, 85° 28' 1.14" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 102 Court Square, Bardstown KY 40004, US|
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