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St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

 
 
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, May 3, 2008
1. St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Marker
Inscription.  On July 9, 1793, at 3:00 P.M. there arrived in the port of Baltimore at Fells Point a ship, The Guineaman, carrying blacks, slave and free, from Santo Domingo. They were French speaking and Catholic. They formed a Eucharistic community that would become known at the time time the emancipation as the Parish of St. Francis Xavier - the first black Catholic parish in the United States of America.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & Religion. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1852.
 
Location. 39° 18.433′ N, 76° 35.881′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. It is in Oliver. Marker is at the intersection of North Caroline Street and East Oliver Street, on the right when traveling north on North Caroline Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21213, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Francis Xavier Church (here, next to this marker); Nazarene Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Cycle of East Baltimore Communities, 1870s - 1970s
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Painted Screens: An East Baltimore Tradition (approx. half a mile away); Ouija Board (approx. half a mile away); Sweet Prospect Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Broadway School (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Marker location image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck
2. Marker location
On the Northwest corner of the church.
St. Francis Xavier Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck
3. St. Francis Xavier Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,419 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 3, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.

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