Washington in Beaufort County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
St. John the Evangelist Church
Erected 1996 by North Carolina Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number B-59.)
Location. 35° 32.808′ N, 77° 3.559′ W. Marker is in Washington, North Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker is at the intersection of North Bridge Street (U.S. 17) and West 3rd Street, on the right when traveling north on North Bridge Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington NC 27889, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Burning Of Washington (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); C. C. Cambreleng (about 700 feet away); John H. Small (approx. 0.2 miles away); Siege Of Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away); Attack On Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away); Havens Memorial Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lindsay C. Warren (approx. 0.2 miles away); USS Picket (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Washington.
Regarding St. John the Evangelist Church.
Roman Catholic worship in Washington, North Carolina, had its beginnings in 1807 when Father Michael Lacy visited
Bishop England, who had organized the parish in 1821, consecrated St. John the Evangelist Church, on March 25, 1829, only days after dedicating St. Patrick Church in Fayetteville. The building served the local Catholic population until April 1864, when it was burned, along with much of Washington, by evacuating Union troops. The fire also caused much damage to grave markers in the Catholic cemetery. For over sixty years thereafter the town had no Catholic church and worship was held in private homes. The original site today is the site of the First Methodist Church of Washington.
In 1925 the Passionist Fathers, a Catholic order, established Mother of Mercy parish to serve as a mission church and school for blacks. A private home was purchased to serve as a convent for the sisters and a small chapel opened. The local white Catholics soon began attending mass in the chapel,
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