Waterbury in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Reverend Michael Joseph McGivney
1852 – 1890
The Knights of Columbus
New Haven, Conn.
March 29, 1882
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by the Supreme Council
Knights of Columbus
Birthplace of its Founder
Erected 1957 by Knights of Columbus.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1971.
Location. 41° 33.316′ N, 73° 2.778′ W. Marker is in Waterbury, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker is at the intersection of Meadow Street and Grand Street, on the left when traveling south on Meadow Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waterbury CT 06702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Cemetery on Burying Ground Hill (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Prince Elton (about 600 feet away); Enoch Hibbard House (about 700 feet away); Cristoforo Colombo World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Great War For Democracy Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); They Did Not Come Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. James Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waterbury.
Regarding Reverend Michael Joseph McGivney. The Father McGivney Statue was cast by Joseph Coletti of Boston to honor the Waterburian who founded the Knights of Columbus. The 8-foot bronze figure stands atop a 10-foot granite block. Messages were read from Pope Pius XII and President Eisenhower to the 8,000 people attending the dedication on March 31, 1957. Cardinal Spellman's appearance meant that he was the first Cardinal to visit Waterbury since Cardinal Gibbons in 1903.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,545 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 3, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.