Catholic Cemetery

Catholic Cemetery (HM23P3)

Location: Mobile, AL 36617 Mobile County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 42.508', W 88° 4.527'

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Catholic Cemetery, established in 1848 by Michael Portier, Bishop of Mobile, with purchase of five acres on Stone St., now Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Significant for its circular pattern original section has three concentric rings of graves oriented with feet toward center plot of Daughters of Charity. Annexation of land in 1866 added 15 acres to Old Catholic Cemetery, known for its high style of funerary art, graves of Admiral Raphael Semmes and priest-poet Abram J. Ryan. Original gates (c.1850) to Spring Hill College, also founded by Portier, stand al entrance to section opened in 1948 totaling 150 acres, Site of annual All Souls Day Mass for Dead since 1920. Listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1991.
HM NumberHM23P3
Year Placed2009
Placed ByHistoric Mobile Preservation Society and the Friends of the Catholic Cemetery
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, December 11th, 2017 at 10:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 397017 N 3397787
Decimal Degrees30.70846667, -88.07545000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 42.508', W 88° 4.527'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 42' 30.48" N, 88° 4' 31.62" W
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Area Code(s)251
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1712-1722 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Mobile AL 36617, US
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