Near Somerset in Perry County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
First Catholic Church in Ohio
Erected 2003 by the Ohio Bicentennial Commission and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 5-64.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5757 State Route 383 NE, Somerset OH 43783, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Sheridan Homestead (approx. 1.7 miles away); A Seed of Catholic Education in Ohio / The Cradle of Catholicity in Ohio (approx. 2.2 miles away); General Philip Henry Sheridan (approx. 2.3 miles away); Nellie Sheridan Wilson (approx. 2.4 miles away); Jacob Miller’s Tavern (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Sheridan Monument / 1829 Courthouse (approx. 2.4 miles away); Somerset (approx. 2½ miles away); First Lutheran Synod (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Somerset.
Also see . . . Wikipedia Entry. “In a letter dated Feb. 1, 1808, Jacob Dittoe informed Bishop John Carroll of Baltimore (the only Catholic Bishop in the United States at that time) of the locals’ needs for the Sacraments, and asked if a Catholic lawyer could validate marriages in the absence of a priest. Apparently, this letter moved the bishop to act. He sent Dominican priest, Father Edward Fenwick from Kentucky to find Dittoe and serve the religious needs of his community. Fenwick traveled from Kentucky to Ohio along Zane’s Trace, and learned of Dittoe”s whereabouts when he reached New (Submitted on August 25, 2018.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 25, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 25, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.