St. Mary's Catholic Church

St. Mary's Catholic Church (HM1MSD)

Location: Memphis, TN 38105 Shelby County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 9.076', W 90° 2.86'

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Parish founded in 1852 by German Catholics desiring ministry in their native tongue. Cornerstone laid 30 Sept. 1864 at this site while Union soldiers fired a salute. Second oldest Catholic church in Memphis. Designed by noted architect James B. Cook (1826-1909) F.A.I.A., dedicated 30 Oct. 1870. Third Order of Franciscans O.F.M. headquarters established here 1870; monastery added 1871. Lourdes Shrine, built 1875 and blessed 1895 by Pope Leo XIII, only Catholic Grotto in Tennessee. Entered 7 August 1974 in National Register of Historic Places of National Park Service. Dedicated in loving memory to those who have served so well the spiritual needs of the Citizens of Memphis.
Placed ByWest Tennessee Historical Society and Friends of St. Mary's
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Date Added Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 at 9:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 768949 N 3893809
Decimal Degrees35.15126667, -90.04766667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 9.076', W 90° 2.86'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 9' 4.56" N, 90° 2' 51.6" W
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Area Code(s)901
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 251 N 3rd St, Memphis TN 38105, US
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