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North Capitol in Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Holy Rosary Cathedral

 
 
Holy Rosary Cathedral Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, January 2, 2023
1. Holy Rosary Cathedral Marker
Inscription.  Near here in 1820 the first Catholic Church in Tennessee was built by Irish Catholic workers then building a bridge over Cumberland River. In 1830 a brick structure known as Holy Rosary Cathedral succeeded the frame building. Here Bishop R. P. Miles, first Bishop of Tennessee was installed Oct. 15, 1838. When St. Mary's Cathedral was built in 1847, Holy Rosary Church became St. John's Hospital & Orphanage. The site was sold to the state in 1857.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 74.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1820.
 
Location. 36° 9.993′ N, 86° 47.037′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. It is in North Capitol. Marker can be reached from 6th Avenue. The marker is located on the Tennessee State Capitol Grounds and is very near James K. Polk's tomb. In fact in the long shot you can see the columns of the tomb behind
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the marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37219, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tomb of James Knox Polk (a few steps from this marker); William Strickland 1788-1864 (within shouting distance of this marker); Founding of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker); Two Governors, Two Governments (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Samuel Dold Morgan 1798-1880 (about 400 feet away); Andrew Johnson (about 400 feet away); We Must Never Forget (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Holy Rosary Cathedral Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Currey Russell, September 27, 2010
2. Holy Rosary Cathedral Marker
Holy Rosary Cathedral Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Currey Russell, September 27, 2010
3. Holy Rosary Cathedral Marker
Long shot of marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2010, by Currey Russell of Indian Mound, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,190 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 22, 2023, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia.   2, 3. submitted on September 28, 2010, by Currey Russell of Indian Mound, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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