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St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

 
 
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, May 3, 2008
1. St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Marker
Inscription. On July 9, 1793, at 3:00 P.M. there arrived in the port of Baltimore at Fells Point a ship, The Guineaman, carrying blacks, slave and free, from Santo Domingo. They were French speaking and Catholic. They formed a Eucharistic community that would become known at the time time the emancipation as the Parish of St. Francis Xavier - the first black Catholic parish in the United States of America.
 
Location. 39° 18.433′ N, 76° 35.881′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of North Caroline Street and East Oliver Street, on the right when traveling north on North Caroline Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21213, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Francis Xavier Church (here, next to this marker); Green Mount Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old East Baltimore (approx. 0.6 miles away); Young Martyrs (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Patapsco Friends Meeting House (approx. 0.8 miles away); William H. Welch House (approx. one mile away); Thomas Wildey Monument (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
Marker location image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck
2. Marker location
On the Northwest corner of the church.
St. Francis Xavier Church image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck
3. St. Francis Xavier Church
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,185 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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