New Bohemia in Prince George County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
New Bohemia, VA
Sacred Heart Parish
On the adjacent 12 acre site, deeded to the Diocese of Richmond by Marie O. Hanzlik, 29 Czech families (which included Josef Machat, Sr., leading Czech settler in Virginia) established the first Czech Catholic Parish in the Commonwealth. The initial church building was dedicated in 1906, followed by the erection of the Parish Hall and dedication of the Parish Cemetery in 1908. The parish remains active and vibrant, and together with the surrounding areas, bears witness to the acculturation of the Czech-Slovak immigrants into American society. This site is listed on the Virginia and National Register of Historical Places, February 8, 2012.
Location. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9300 Community Ln, Petersburg VA 23805, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Davis (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Davis (approx. 2.9 miles away); History at Prince George Courthouse (approx. 3 miles away); Confederate Soldiers of Prince George Co. (approx. 3 miles away); Prince George Court House (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named Prince George Court House (approx. 3.1 miles away); Fort Hays (approx. 3.3 miles away); Col. George W. Gowen Monument (approx. 3.3 miles away).
Also see . . . Church of the Sacred Heart. (Submitted on December 21, 2015.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 183 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 22, 2016.