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Saint Bernard in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Saint Bernard Church

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October 28, 2016
1. Saint Bernard Church Marker
Inscription.  This church and St. Bernard civil parish were named after the patron Saint of Spanish Governor Bernardo de Gálvez who, in 1778, sent Canary Islanders (Isleños) to settle at the Post of La Conceptión, later variously called Terre-aux-Boeufs, De Bueyes, and Nueva Gálvez. The Governor ordered the construction of a church on this site. Churches in both St. Bernard and Plaquemines trace their origins to this mother church. Priests from St. Louis Church (later the Cathedral), New Orleans, served the entire area from 1778 to 1787. Capuchin Father José de Villaprovedo was the first resident pastor, 1794-1798.
Erected by Archdiocesan Bicentennial Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers.
Location. 29° 52.043′ N, 89° 49.085′ W. Marker is in Saint Bernard, Louisiana, in St. Bernard Parish. Marker is on Bayou Road (State Highway 300) near Billiot Drive. Mounted at front entrance to church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2805 Bayou Road, Saint Bernard LA 70085, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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2. Saint Bernard Church Marker
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markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Terre-Aux-Boeufs Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Terre-Aux-Boeuf (approx. 2½ miles away); St. Malo (approx. 2½ miles away); Plaquemines Parish (approx. 5.8 miles away); Jumonville Plantation (approx. 8 miles away); Battle of Lake Borgne (approx. 8.4 miles away); English Turn (approx. 8.8 miles away); Plantation of Jacques Philippe Villere (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint Bernard.
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October 28, 2016
3. Saint Bernard Church
Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 13, 2016, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 352 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 13, 2016.

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