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The Church of the Purification Locust Grove Academy

 
 
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By David Seibert, November 14, 2009
1. The Church of the Purification Locust Grove Academy Marker
Inscription. In 1790 several Catholic families of English descent from Maryland settled near Locust Grove. They established the first Roman Catholic Church in Georgia and erected a log church in 1792. A priest, Father John LeMoin, was sent to it from Baltimore. French families, fleeing the French Revolution and, later, several Irish families joined the colony. After 1860 a church was erected in Sharon, as the Locust Grove location had become too remote. Locust Grove Academy, the first chartered Roman Catholic Academy in Georgia, was formed about 1818. Many prominent Georgians have come from these early Catholic families.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 131-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 33.821′ N, 82° 47.63′ W. Marker is in Sharon, Georgia, in Taliaferro County. Marker is on Washington Road (Georgia Route 47) 0.1 miles from Raytown Road (County Route 21), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sharon GA 30664, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. South Liberty Presbyterian Church (approx.
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By David Seibert, November 14, 2009
2. The Church of the Purification Locust Grove Academy Marker
0.6 miles away); Grave of Brig. Gen. Aaron W. Grier (approx. 1.7 miles away); Robert Grier, Astronomer (approx. 1.7 miles away); Ray’s Place – Now Raytown (approx. 2.4 miles away); Raytown Methodist Church (approx. 3 miles away); Site of Chivers Plantation and Store (approx. 3.9 miles away); Birthplace of Alexander Hamilton Stephens (approx. 4.4 miles away); Crawfordville Baptist Church (approx. 5.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharon.
 
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The Church of the Purification Locust Grove Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 14, 2009
3. The Church of the Purification Locust Grove Academy Marker
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By David Seibert, November 14, 2009
4. The Church of the Purification
 
 
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