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Bardstown in Nelson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Benedict Joseph Flaget

(1763 - 1850)

 
 
Benedict Joseph Flaget Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karl Stelly, June 2, 2014
1. Benedict Joseph Flaget Marker
Inscription.  A priest for 62 years, the "First Bishop of the West" became Bishop of Bardstown, 1810; of Louisville, 1841. Jurisdiction embraced area of Ky., Tenn., and old Northwest Territory. Flaget directed founding of colleges, congregations, and St. Joseph's Cathedral; witnessed ten dioceses formed from region. Bishop buried in Louisville.
 
Erected 1988 by The Kentucky Historical Society & The Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1827.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkChurches & ReligionEducation. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1810.
 
Location. 37° 48.57′ N, 85° 28.019′ W. Marker is in Bardstown, Kentucky, in Nelson County. Marker is on North 3rd Street (U.S. 31E/150), on the right when traveling south. Marker is in the Northwest quadrant of the town square/circle, between North 3rd Street and West Stephen Foster Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 North 3rd Street, Bardstown KY 40004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Parc Billom (a few steps from this marker); Successful Surgery (a few steps from this marker); Confederates Here (a few steps from this marker); County Named, 1784 (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilson & Muir Bank & Trust Co. (within shouting distance of this marker); John Fitch Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Nelson Countians who served and Gave All (within shouting distance of this marker); Nelson County World War I, World War II, Korean War, & Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bardstown.
 
The Square in Bardstown image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karl Stelly, June 2, 2014
2. The Square in Bardstown
Marker can be seen near the left edge of photo. This view is looking towards the Northwest.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2014, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 511 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 10, 2014, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 7, 2023