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Carlisle in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

St. Patrick's Church

 
 
St. Patrick's Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 20, 2009
1. St. Patrick's Church Marker
Inscription.  In 1779, Father Charles Sewall, S.J., took title to a lot here. Log structure built 1784; brick edifice in 1806. Present church erected 1893 by Father Henry G. Ganss. Adjacent is St. Katherine's Hall, built by Mother Katherine Drexel, 1901, for Catholics at Carlisle Indian School.
 
Erected 1986 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkChurches & ReligionNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 11.966′ N, 77° 11.141′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Pomfret Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is in front of church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 140 East Pomfret Street, Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Saint Patrick Church & Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Saint Katharine's Hall (within shouting distance
St. Patrick's Catholic Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 20, 2009
2. St. Patrick's Catholic Church and Marker
of this marker); Bethel A.M.E. Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. William Irvine (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Duncan-Stiles House (about 700 feet away); Gen. John Armstrong (about 700 feet away); Major General John Armstrong (1717-1795) (about 700 feet away); Old Graveyard (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
 
Regarding St. Patrick's Church. The marker misspells Mother Drexel's name as "Katherine", instead of the less common "Katharine".
 
Also see . . .  St. Patrick's Church. (Submitted on June 1, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 711 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 28, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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