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Holy Rosary Cathedral

 
 
Holy Rosary Cathedral Marker image. Click for full size.
By Currey Russell, September 27, 2010
1. Holy Rosary Cathedral Marker
Marker close up.
Inscription. Near here in 1820 the first Catholic Church in Tennessee was built by Irish Catholic workers then building a bridge over Cumberland River. In 1830 a brick structure known as Holy Rosary Cathedral succeeded the frame building. Here Bishop R. P. Miles, first Bishop of Tennessee was installed Oct. 15, 1838. When St. Mary's Cathedral was built in 1847, Holy Rosary Church became St. John's Hospital & Orphanage. The site was sold to the state in 1857. (Marker Number 3A74.)
 
Location. 36° 9.993′ N, 86° 47.037′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker can be reached from 6th Avenue. Touch for map. The marker is located on the Tennessee State Capitol Grounds and is very near James K. Polk's tomb. In fact in the long shot you can see the columns of the tomb behind the marker. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tomb of James Knox Polk (a few steps from this marker); Founding of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Johnson (about 300 feet away,
Holy Rosary Cathedral Marker image. Click for full size.
By Currey Russell, September 27, 2010
2. Holy Rosary Cathedral Marker
Long shot of marker.
measured in a direct line); Alvin C. York (about 400 feet away); Tennessee State Capitol (about 500 feet away); Nashville Sit-Ins (approx. 0.2 miles away); James K. Polk (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2010, by Currey Russell of Indian Mound, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 696 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 28, 2010, by Currey Russell of Indian Mound, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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