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Golden Pond in Trigg County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

St. Joseph's Parish

 
 
St. Joseph's Parish Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 12, 2018
1. St. Joseph's Parish Marker
Inscription.  Settlement of German immigrants founded the first Catholic Church in the county, 1882, a mission of the Louisville diocese. Prussian agriculture, architecture, and traditions flourished under their influence. Due to migration the parish declined about 1900, and the church was razed in 1925. Now the parish cemetery is all that remains of the European colony.
 
Erected 1967 by the Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1100.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1882.
 
Location. 36° 47.152′ N, 88° 1.457′ W. Marker is in Golden Pond, Kentucky, in Trigg County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 68 and County Road 160, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 68. Located at a northside pullout. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cadiz KY 42211, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Looking west on U.S. Highway 68 (KY-80), St. Joseph's Parish Marker is on the right. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 12, 2018
2. Looking west on U.S. Highway 68 (KY-80), St. Joseph's Parish Marker is on the right.
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flies. Golden Pond (here, next to this marker); Civil War Sniper (approx. 2.9 miles away); Drummer Boy at 7 (approx. 4.1 miles away); Laura Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 4.1 miles away); Jackson Purchase (approx. 6 miles away); Cherokee State Park (approx. 6.4 miles away); First Court of Trigg County (approx. 8.8 miles away); Trigg Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Golden Pond.
 
Regarding St. Joseph's Parish. The First Catholic Church in Trigg County was St. Joseph Church built by German Catholics who migrated from Pennsylvania in 1872. In the area of Golden Pond, St. Joseph flourished as long as the iron mines produced. By 1910, the iron mines gave out and by 1925 St. Joseph church was closed. Several items from that first church are displayed in the sacristy of the St. Stephen Catholic Church southwest of Cadiz.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 22, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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