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Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Cathedral of the Assumption

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
1. Cathedral of the Assumption Marker
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Cathedral of the Assumption
Parish first gathered in 1805; founded by Father Stephen Badin, the first Roman Catholic priest ordained in U.S. Congregation moved to this site, 1830. In mid-1830s Catherine Spalding founded orphanage and academy here. In 1841 center of America’s oldest inland diocese transferred from Bardstown to Louisville.

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Cathedral of the Assumption
Benedict Flaget, "First Bishop of the West” moved here and is buried in crypt. Present church was begun in 1849 under leadership of Bishop Martin John Spalding and dedicated, Oct. 3, 1852. Building was planned by architect William Keely. Cathedral witnessed 1855 Bloody Monday riot and Civil War funeral services. On the National Register of Historic Places, 1977.
 
Erected 1978 by Kentucky Historical Society· Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1639.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location.
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By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
2. Cathedral of the Assumption Marker
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38° 15.122′ N, 85° 45.531′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on S 5th Street near Cathedral School Court, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 433 S 5th Street, Louisville KY 40202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mother Catherine Spaulding (a few steps from this marker); Rotary Club of Louisville / Henry Watterson Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Blue Boar Cafeteria (about 300 feet away); Thomas Merton - (1915-68) / A Revelation (about 500 feet away); Sit-In Demonstration Site (about 500 feet away); Sit-in Demonstration Site (about 600 feet away); Louisville Law Enforcement Memorial (about 600 feet away); Civil Rights Movement Overview - Fourth Street Sit-In Demonstration Sites (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .  Cathedral of the Assumption. (Submitted on June 18, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Cathedral of the Assumption Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
3. Cathedral of the Assumption Marker
Cathedral of the Assumption - Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
4. Cathedral of the Assumption - Entrance
Cathedral of the Assumption - Spire image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
5. Cathedral of the Assumption - Spire
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 18, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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