Catholic Pioneers

Catholic Pioneers (HM1J8)

Location: Loretto, KY 40037 Marion County
Buy Kentucky State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 37° 40.446', W 85° 26.816'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
Basil Hayden, Sr., led 25 Maryland Catholic families to settle near here, on Pottinger's Creek, 1785. Father Whelan said first Mass in Kentucky here in 1787. First Catholic church west of Alleghenies built here in 1792. First monks, 1805, Trappist Fathers (Cistercians). Present church erected in 1823, under direction of famous Belgian missionary, Charles Nerinckx.
HM NumberHM1J8
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number913
Placed ByThe Kentucky Historical Society and the Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 3:25am PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 636960 N 4170791
Decimal Degrees37.67410000, -85.44693333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 40.446', W 85° 26.816'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 40' 26.76" N, 85° 26' 48.96" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)270, 502
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3211 State Hwy 527, Loretto KY 40037, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. What historical period does the marker represent?
  2. What historical place does the marker represent?
  3. What type of marker is it?
  4. What class is the marker?
  5. What style is the marker?
  6. What year was the marker erected?
  7. This marker needs at least one picture.
  8. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  9. Is the marker in the median?