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Fernandina Beach in Nassau County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Phelan-Verot House Built Prior to 1866

 
 
Phelan-Verot House Built Prior to 1866 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 12, 2012
1. Phelan-Verot House Built Prior to 1866 Marker
Inscription. On February 5, 1875, Jean-Pierre Augustin Verot, Bishop of Saint Augustine, purchased this cottage from Sarah Phelan. The Sisters of Saint Joseph lived here in the year 1877, when a devastating epidemic of yellow fever swept over the Amelia Island community. From this place, for three weeks as the epidemic raged, the small coterie of sisters risked their lives, night and day, as they nursed the stricken of every race, Catholic, non-Catholic, rich and poor. They offered comfort and prayers for the sick and dying, and even helped bury the dead. Grateful citizens thereafter called them "Angels of Mercy." Mother Celenie and Sister de Sales, young French nuns far from their motherhouse in LePuy, France, died of the fever. They rest in Bosque Bello Cemetery, their graves marked with simple stone crosses bearing the date 1877.

Florida Heritage Site
 
Erected 1999 by Amelia Island Fernandina Restoration Foundation and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-419.)
 
Location. 30° 40.376′ N, 81° 27.705′ W. Marker is in Fernandina Beach, Florida, in Nassau County. Marker is on N 4th Street near Alachua Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fernandina Beach FL 32034, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Phelan-Verot House Built Prior to 1866 Marker, nothbound on N 4th Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 12, 2012
2. Phelan-Verot House Built Prior to 1866 Marker, nothbound on N 4th Street
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. David L. Yulee (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fernandez Grant (about 500 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (about 600 feet away); The Lesesne House (about 700 feet away); Nassau County Historic Courthouse (about 700 feet away); Memorial United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Revolutionary War Invasion of British East Florida (approx. 0.2 miles away); Florida's First Atlantic to Gulf Railroad (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fernandina Beach.
 
Also see . . .  The Former Bishops of the Diocese of St. Augustine, By Charles R. Gallagher, S.J. Bishop Jean-Pierre Augustin Marcellin Verot, P.S.S. (1870-1877) ...enlisted the help of the Sisters of St. Joseph from Le Puy, France, to establish Catholic schools for the sons and daughters of freed slaves – many of whom were Protestant Christians.... (Submitted on October 1, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Phelan-Verot House Marker, looking south along N 4th Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 12, 2012
3. Phelan-Verot House Marker, looking south along N 4th Street
Phelan-Verot House seen today and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 12, 2012
4. Phelan-Verot House seen today and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 345 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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