St. Colman Church and Cemetery

St. Colman Church and Cemetery (HMIIM)

Location: Washington Court House, OH 43160 Fayette County
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N 39° 32.204', W 83° 25.508'

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Irish railroad workers founded the Catholic community in Washington Court House in the 1850s, with the first Mass being held in a local shanty in 1852. In 1871, Father John B. O'Donoghue purchased three and 5/8 acres of land adjoining Washington cemetery on the outskirts of Washington Court House to build the St. Colman Church and adjacent cemetery. In 1885, much of Washington Court House, including St. Colman Church, was destroyed by a tornado. To mark the site of the church, a stone monument was erected on June 19, 1916. Over thirty-five veterans from the Civil War, Spanish-American War, and World War I are buried in St. Colman Cemetery, and at least sixteen of these veterans were Irish immigrants. The cemetery's highest decorated veteran, James Aloysius Ducey, served in World War I and World War II, earning numerous awards, including the Silver Star and the French Croix de Guerre.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number6-24
Year Placed2007
Placed ByWashington Senior High School Research History Program, Fayette County Travel and Tourism Bureau, and The Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 12:33pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 291587 N 4379149
Decimal Degrees39.53673333, -83.42513333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 32.204', W 83° 25.508'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 32' 12.24" N, 83° 25' 30.48" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1114-1118 Elm St S, Washington Court House OH 43160, US
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