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Claremont in Sullivan County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

First Roman Catholic Church

 
 
First Roman Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, October 23, 2017
1. First Roman Catholic Church Marker
Inscription.
Southerly on Old Church Road is located the first Roman Catholic edifice in New Hampshire. It was erected in 1823 under the direction of the Reverend Virgil Horace Barber, S.J. The building serves St. Mary's parish and contained the first Roman Catholic school in the State.
 
Erected 2002 by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 041.)
 
Location. 43° 23.534′ N, 72° 22.567′ W. Marker is in Claremont, New Hampshire, in Sullivan County. Marker is at the intersection of New Hampshire Route 12 and Plains Road on State Route 12. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Claremont NH 03743, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union Church (approx. mile away); Historic Handshake (approx. 2.3 miles away); William Jarvis (approx. 3 miles away in Vermont); Salmon Portland Chase (approx. 4.4 miles away); Cornish-Windsor Bridge (approx. 5.6 miles away); North Charlestown Village (approx. 6 miles away); Salmond Bridge (approx. 6.1 miles away in Vermont); Constitution House (approx. 6.4 miles away in Vermont). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Claremont.
 
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Wideview of First Roman Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, October 23, 2017
2. Wideview of First Roman Catholic Church Marker
First Roman Catholic edifice in New Hampshire image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, October 23, 2017
3. First Roman Catholic edifice in New Hampshire
On Old Church Road, ½ mile from marker.
Marker above main entrance of St. Mary's image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, October 23, 2017
4. Marker above main entrance of St. Mary's
In lasting Memory
of Reverend
VIRGIL A. BARBER, S.J.
who built in 1823-1824
this venerated
"OLD SAINT MARY'S"
New Hampshire's
First Catholic Church
and the adjoining
Claremont Catholic Seminary
New England's oldest
Catholic school
of higher learning
The N.H. State Council,
Knights of Columbus
erected this tablet
1939
Old St. Mary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, October 23, 2017
5. Old St. Mary Marker
On low stone wall to the right of the entrance. It reads:
"First Catholic Church
in New Hampshire
built by
FATHER VIRGIL H. BARBER, S.J.
1823 - 1824
Renovated in 1964 - 1965
by the Knights of Columbus
of the
State of New Hampshire"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 30, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.
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