Daphne in Baldwin County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Colonia Italiana 1888-The Beautiful Forest / The Founding Fathers of the Italian Colony
In 1895, the settlers purchased land for their first church, The Church of the Assumption. Father Angelo Chiariglione, affectionately called Padre Angelo, arrived in 1898 as the first resident priest. The Queen of Italy, very pleased with the colony, sent gifts to their new church for use among Italian Catholics.
1889 Cesare Castagnolli • 1897 Giacomo Rolando
1889 Domenico Castagnolli • 1897 Luigi Boni
1891 Cipriano Allegri • 1897 Francesco Manci
1891 Paolo Napolillo • 1897 Epifanio Pilato
1893 Michele Berga • 1898 Angelo Corte
1893 Modesto Berga • 1898 Constante Bertagnolli
1894 Antonio C. DeFilippi • 1898 Giovanni Predazzer
1894 Giacomo DeFilippi • 1902 Allesandro Bertolla
1894 Giorgio Marco • 1904 Antonio Polizzi
1894 Guiseppe Latini • 1905 Agostino Guarisco
1894 Salvatore Latini • 1909 Giuseppe Drago
1894 Camillo Rossi • 1911 Giuseppe Cometti
1894 Romeo Tagliabue • 1928 Calogero Guarisco
1896 Vittorio E. Lazzari
The Progressive Italian Benevolent Society, formed in 1913, purchased six acres of land for the Italian Cemetery. In 1918, a large cross with steel reinforcement was erected at the center of the cemetery. Father Angelo's remains were placed in a crypt at the foot or the cross in 1940. Around 1968, the cross and crypt were destroyed by lightning. A granite cross now stands in its place.
Erected 2018 by Baldwin County Historic Development Commission and Baldwin County Commission AL 200 2017.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1888.
Location. 30° 36.237′ N, 87° 51.172′ W. Marker is in Daphne, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker is on Daphne Road (County Road 64) near State Route 181, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 26055 AL-181, Daphne AL 36526, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Little Bethel Baptist Church: (approx. 3 miles away); City of Daphne (approx. 3 miles away); Patriot's Point Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); 1814 - 1977 (approx. 3.9 miles away); Jenkins Farm / Jenkins Farmhouse (approx. 4 miles away); The Eastern Shore Trail (approx. 4.8 miles away); “Damn The Torpedoes!” (approx. 5.2 miles away); Stop 7 Fort McDermott: (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daphne.
Also see . . . Daphne historical marker honors Italian colony in Baldwin County. (Submitted on March 8, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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