St. Joseph's Catholic Church

St. Joseph's Catholic Church (HMENZ)

Location: Macon, GA 31201 Bibb County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 50.22', W 83° 38.024'

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The history of Roman Catholicism in Macon dates to a visit in 1829 by Bishop John England of the Diocese of Charleston and the subsequent migration of Irish Catholic families in the 1830s. In 1841 Macon's Catholics received their first pastor, Father James Graham. A succession of buildings and sites was purchased and used by Macon's Catholics during the nineteenth century, until the construction of St. Joseph's Catholic Church at this location from 1889-1903. This Gothic Revival structure, designed by Brother Cornelius Otten, features a domed cupola, flying buttresses, stained-glass windows from Bavaria, and a high altar of Carrara marble.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number11-4
Year Placed2005
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, and Historic Macon Foundation, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 1:30pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 253480 N 3636290
Decimal Degrees32.83700000, -83.63373333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 50.22', W 83° 38.024'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 50' 13.20" N, 83° 38' 1.44" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 830 Poplar St, Macon GA 31201, US
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