Loretto in Cambria County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Rev Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin
A Shepherd of Souls • A Preacher of the Word • A Servant of the Lord
Died at Loretto, Pennsylvania, May 6th, 1840
He was ordained March 18th, 1795, and spent most of his priestly life as pioneer missionary in the Allegheny Mountains. In his travels through these regions, he frequently stopped at this spring, which became known as the "Prince Gallitzin Spring"
The just shall be in everlasting remembrance
Erected 1916 by Young Mens Institute, Altoona, Pennsylvania, Columbus Council No. 120.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is March 18, 1799.
Location. 40° 30.167′ N, 78° 37.885′ W. Marker is in Loretto, Pennsylvania, in Cambria County. Marker is on St Mary Street near Syberton Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Loretto PA 15940, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Demetrius Gallitzin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles M. Schwab (approx. half a Loretto (approx. 0.8 miles away); Admiral Peary Park (approx. 3.3 miles away); Robert E. Peary (approx. 3.4 miles away); a different marker also named Loretto (approx. 3.4 miles away); Portage Railroad (approx. 4.4 miles away); Hysong v. Gallitzin School District (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Loretto.
Also see . . . Rev Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on May 3, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 303 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 3, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 3. submitted on September 17, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.