St. Francis Church

St. Francis Church (HM1NZO)

Location: Georgetown, KY 40324 Scott County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 12.43', W 84° 41.827'

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East FaceThe oldest parish in Covington Diocese, this was a pioneer mission center for East Kentucky. Parish, second oldest in the state, was formed by Maryland settlers who arrived in 1786. First church built circa 1794; resident pastor was Reverend Stephen Theodore Badin, first priest ordained in U.S. Present church constructed in 1820 at a cost of $3,600.West FaceDedicated to Francis de Sales. Four priests who served here became bishops: Edward Fenwick (1822), Guy Chabrat (1834), F.P. Kenrick (Philadelphia, 1830, and Baltimore, 1851) and F. Brossart (1915). Bishop G.A. Carrell, also pastor here, established first seminary of Diocese, 1856. Visitation nuns located school and convent here, 1875; moved to Cardome, 1896.
Marker Number1593
Year Placed1976
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Transportation
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Date Added Thursday, September 17th, 2015 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 701629 N 4231307
Decimal Degrees38.20716667, -84.69711667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 12.43', W 84° 41.827'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 12' 25.8" N, 84° 41' 49.62" W
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Area Code(s)502, 859
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3877-4161 US-460, Georgetown KY 40324, US
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