Vincennes in Knox County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Inscription on the Big Bell of the Old Cathedral
D.O.M. abbreviation for "Deo Optimo Maximo"..."To God the Greatest and the Best" To the Praise and Glory of our Lord and Redeemer Jesus Christ The Most Reverend Lord and Father in Christ, Simon G. Brute, who was the first Bishop held the See of Vincennes, vowed, gave and consecrated the Mary Anne in the year of Salvation 1839.
"Les Freres Grente de Hambye Deptnt de la Manche mont fait"
Hambye, a small town in the province of LaManche bordering the English Channel.
"LaManche" is also "English Channel" in french.
Erected by The Old Cathedral, Basilica of St. Francis Xavier.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion Communications. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1839.
Location. 38° 40.704′ N, 87° 32.074′ W. Marker is in Vincennes, Indiana, in Knox County. Marker is on 2nd Street south of Church Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 Church Street, Vincennes IN 47591, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Rose Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Cathedral (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Constructing a Legacy (about 300 feet away); Inside the Memorial (about 300 feet away); Fort Sackville (about 300 feet away); The Old Cathedral “French and Indian” Cemetery (about 300 feet away); Pierre Gibault (about 400 feet away); The George Rogers Clark Memorial (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vincennes.
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