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Near Paducah in McCracken County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

St. John the Evangelist Church / St. John the Evangelist School

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
1. St. John the Evangelist Church Marker
Inscription.  
St. John the Evangelist Church
Roots of the first Catholic parish in McCracken Co. go back to German immigrants who settled in this area about 1839. Fr. Elisha Durbin said Mass in homes until log church was built in 1849. A frame church was built in 1869 & used until the present church was dedicated in 1933. Extensive renovation completed in 2006.

St. John the Evangelist School
First school on site was called “Spring School” and was used to prepare children for sacraments, with students being taught by priests and lay persons. Sisters of Charity operated the grade school from 1900-12 and Sisters of Mercy serving from 1913-92. High school curriculum offered from 1938-65. Grade school closed in 2008.
 
Erected 2013 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways; Sponsored by St. John the Evangelist Church. (Marker Number 2405.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducation.
St. John the Evangelist School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
2. St. John the Evangelist School Marker
In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 36° 57.976′ N, 88° 40.367′ W. Marker is near Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is at the intersection of St. John Church Road and Mayfield Road (Kentucky Highway 1241), on the right when traveling east on St. John Church Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6705 Mayfield Road, Paducah KY 42003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Melber School / School Consolidation (approx. 3.3 miles away); Forrest's Bivouac (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Lone Oak (approx. 4.6 miles away); Alben W. Barkley / Barkley's Grave (approx. 5˝ miles away); Whitehaven (approx. 5.9 miles away); Paducah Community College (approx. 6.2 miles away); First Christian Church (approx. 6.6 miles away); Angles / “The Veep” (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
St. John the Evangelist Church / St. John the Evangelist School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
3. St. John the Evangelist Church / St. John the Evangelist School Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 29, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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