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Grand Gulf in Claiborne County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Rodney Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church

1868 - 1870

 

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Rodney Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
1. Rodney Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church Marker
Inscription. Listed in National Register of Historic Places, the church building was constructed in 1868, as the once flourishing river town was declining. Church completion was in the year preceding the disastrous 1869 fire. Although there is no recorded organized activity of the Rodney Catholics until 1867, they apparently were served by the priest in Port Gibson. In January, 1861, Bishop William Elder requested Father Philip Huber, of Port Gibson to visit two Catholic families in Rodney. Father Charles Van Queckelberge of Port Gibson assisted in acquiring land and building the church, which was constructed by Patrick Murphy. The property was purchased by Bishop Elder in 1867 for $500 and construction was initiated shortly thereafter. The church was completed in 1868. A bell was purchased for $300. In 1869, Father Van Queckelberge was transferred due to bad health, an action which so provoked the Rodney congregation that a petition was sent to Bishop Elder to retain Father Van Queckelberge. In 1870, Father Huber returned to serve for a year.
 
Erected by the Grand Gulf Military Monument Commission.
 
Location. 32° 1.835′ N, 91° 3.146′ W. Marker is in Grand Gulf, Mississippi, in Claiborne County. Marker can be reached from
Rodney Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
2. Rodney Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church
Marker is the third one back, closest to the church.
the intersection of Grand Gulf Road and River Road. Touch for map. Located at the Grand Gulf Military Park (Fee charged). Marker is at or near this postal address: 12006 Grand Gulf Road, Port Gibson MS 39150, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Rodney Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (here, next to this marker); Confederate Memorial Chapel (here, next to this marker); Scotia (within shouting distance of this marker); Water Wheel (within shouting distance of this marker); Grand Gulf Military Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Buildup for War (about 300 feet away); War Comes to Grand Gulf (about 300 feet away); Supporting Battery (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Gulf.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church. (Submitted on June 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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