Benedict Joseph Flaget

Benedict Joseph Flaget (HM1EST)

Location: Bardstown, KY 40004 Nelson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 48.57', W 85° 28.019'

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(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
Marker Number1827
Year Placed1988
Placed ByThe Kentucky Historical Society & The Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 11:14am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 634946 N 4185785
Decimal Degrees37.80950000, -85.46698333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 48.57', W 85° 28.019'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 48' 34.20" N, 85° 28' 1.14" W
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Area Code(s)502
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 102 Court Square, Bardstown KY 40004, US
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