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Lebanon in Marion County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Eminent Theologian

 
 
Eminent Theologian Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 13, 2016
1. Eminent Theologian Marker
Inscription.  Bishop John Lancaster Spalding, also sociologist and writer, born here on June 2, 1840. Graduated St. Mary's College, 1856, at age 16. He was ordained at American College, Louvain, Belgium, 1863. Organized first Louisville Negro parish, St. Augustine's, in 1866. Consecrated first Bishop of Peoria, Ill., 1877. "A great influence on US Catholic education." Died 1916 at Peoria.
 
Erected 1969 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1303.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionEducation.
 
Location. 37° 34.289′ N, 85° 15.199′ W. Marker is in Lebanon, Kentucky, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of North Spalding Avenue and J T Whitlock Avenue, on the right when traveling north on North Spalding Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lebanon KY 40033, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Maxwell House was Set on Fire by Morgan's Troops July 5th, 1863 (here, next to this marker); Home of Dr. Ben Spalding on July 5, 1863
Archbishop John Lancaster Spalding image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 29, 2007
2. Archbishop John Lancaster Spalding
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Kobert Place (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Courthouse Burned (about 700 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (about 700 feet away); Knott of Lebanon (about 800 feet away); Major General George H. Thomas at Lebanon, Kentucky (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rosenwald School (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lebanon.
 
Also see . . .
1. Saint Augustine Louisville. (Submitted on November 6, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
2. American College of the Immaculate Conception. (Submitted on November 6, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 376 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 6, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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