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Whistler in Mobile County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

St. Bridget's Catholic Church

 
 
St. Bridget's Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Epperson Photography, April 26, 2020
1. St. Bridget's Catholic Church Marker
Inscription.  Original church built in 1867 on land deeded by Jacob & Mary Magee on August 25, 1864. Present edifice and rectory built in 1874. Famous railroad engineer, Casey Jones, baptized here on November 11, 1886.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical date for this entry is August 25, 1864.
 
Location. 30° 45.456′ N, 88° 6.79′ W. Marker is in Whistler, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is on West Main Street west of Mount Sinai Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3625 West Main Street, Mobile AL 36612, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Whistler Methodist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); "Little Church in the Pines" (approx. 1˝ miles away); City of Chickasaw (approx. 2.3 miles away); Cudjoe “Kazoola” Lewis (approx. 3.6 miles away); Union Baptist Church / Founders of Union Baptist Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd / Founding Members
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(approx. 3.6 miles away); Old Plateau Cemetery (approx. 3.7 miles away); Gen. William C. Gorgas (approx. 3.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Casey Jones: Legendary Railroad Engineer And Catholic. (Submitted on April 26, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Saint Bridget's Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Epperson Photography
2. Saint Bridget's Catholic Church
Portrait of Casey Jones. image. Click for full size.
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3. Portrait of Casey Jones.
"The Brave Engineer", John Luther "Casey" Jones, 1864-1900.
St. Bridget's Catholic Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 2, 2020
4. St. Bridget's Catholic Church and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 26, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   4. submitted on May 3, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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