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Mobile in Mobile County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Catholic Cemetery

 
 
Catholic Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
1. Catholic Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Catholic Cemetery, established in 1848 by Michael Portier, Bishop of Mobile, with purchase of five acres on Stone St., now Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Significant for its circular pattern original section has three concentric rings of graves oriented with feet toward center plot of Daughters of Charity. Annexation of land in 1866 added 15 acres to Old Catholic Cemetery, known for its high style of funerary art, graves of Admiral Raphael Semmes and priest-poet Abram J. Ryan. Original gates (c.1850) to Spring Hill College, also founded by Portier, stand at entrance to section opened in 1948 totaling 150 acres. Site of annual All Souls' Day Mass for Dead since 1929. Listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1991.
 
Erected 2009 by Historic Mobile Preservation Society and the Friends of the Catholic Cemetery.
 
Location. 30° 42.508′ N, 88° 4.527′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is at the intersection of Dr Martin Luther King Jr Avenue and Cassidy Street, on the right when traveling north on Dr Martin Luther King Jr Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1710 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Avenue, Mobile AL 36617, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this
Catholic Cemetery Marker and entrance gates. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
2. Catholic Cemetery Marker and entrance gates.
marker, measured as the crow flies. Gen. William C. Gorgas (approx. 0.4 miles away); Vernon Z. Crawford Law Firm (approx. 0.6 miles away); Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd / Founding Members (approx. 0.7 miles away); Christopher First Johnson House (approx. mile away); Dunbar/Central High School (approx. mile away); Dave Patton (approx. one mile away); Dr. James A. Franklin (approx. one mile away); Springhill Avenue Temple Congregation (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Grave of Admiral Raphael Semmes (served in U.S. Navy and Confederate Navy) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
3. Grave of Admiral Raphael Semmes (served in U.S. Navy and Confederate Navy)
Grave of priest-poet Father Abram J. Ryan. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
4. Grave of priest-poet Father Abram J. Ryan.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on January 3, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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