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Macon in Bibb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

St. Joseph's Catholic Church

 
 
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By Gregory Guderian, August 7, 2009
1. St. Joseph's Catholic Church Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 2005 by Georgia Historical Society, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, and Historic Macon Foundation, Inc. (Marker Number 11-4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 50.22′ N, 83° 38.024′ W. Marker is in Macon, Georgia, in Bibb County. Marker is at the intersection of Poplar Street and New Street, on the right when traveling east on Poplar Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 830 Poplar Street, Macon GA 31201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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2. St. Joseph's Catholic Church Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. The First Baptist Church of Christ (within shouting distance of this marker); City Hall & Old Capitol (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Medal of Honor (about 600 feet away); Birthplace of Sidney Lanier (about 800 feet away); Judge Asa Holt House (approx. ¼ mile away); The Stoneman Raid (approx. ¼ mile away); M. W. Grand Lodge of Georgia (approx. ¼ mile away); The March to the Sea (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Macon.
 
Also see . . .  A magnificent building with a grand old history and architecture. From the official website of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. (Submitted on September 11, 2009.) 
 
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By Gregory Guderian, August 7, 2009
3. St. Joseph's Catholic Church
<i>St. Joseph Catholic Church, Macon, Ga.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
4. St. Joseph Catholic Church, Macon, Ga.
 
 
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