John McElroy, S.J.

John McElroy, S.J. (HM1Y6B)

Location: Frederick, MD 21701 Frederick County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 25.077', W 77° 24.326'

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b. May 14, 1782 · d. September 12, 1877

—R.I.P. —

Born in Enniskillen, Ireland, John McElroy came to this country in 1803 and was ordained a priest at the age of thirty-five. While pastor of St. John's from 1822 to 1845, Father McElroy built the present church on Second Street and established St. John's Literary Institution. He retired in later years to the old Jesuit Novitiate in Frederick. At his death in 1877, he was the oldest Jesuit in the United States. He, more than any other single person, shaped the parish of St. John's
St. John the Evangelist Church
At age sixty-five, Father John McElroy of the Society of Jesus accepted the challenge of establishing a Jesuit college in Boston. Between 1847 and 1859, with only the heroic contributions of Irish immigrants to support him, he obtained property for a campus in the South End of Boston and erected a college building, a Jesuit residence, and the stately Church of the Immaculate Conception. In 1863, at age eighty-one, he obtained from the legislature of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts a charter for the new Jesuit college. Boston College is proud to have had as its founder one of the giants in the history of the Society of Jesus in the United States.
HM NumberHM1Y6B
Year Placed1990
Placed ByBoston College
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Date Added Friday, May 5th, 2017 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 292928 N 4365919
Decimal Degrees39.41795000, -77.40543333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 25.077', W 77° 24.326'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 25' 4.62" N, 77° 24' 19.56" W
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Area Code(s)301, 410, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 216 E 4th St, Frederick MD 21701, US
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