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Sacred Heart Catholic Church

 
 
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By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
1. Sacred Heart Catholic Church Marker
Inscription. The first Catholic mass was celebrated at Milledgeville in April, 1845, at the Hugh Treanor apartment in the Newell Hotel. Bishop Ignatius Reynolds of the diocese of Charleston, accompanied by Father J. F. O’Neill, visited here in 1847. In 1850 this parish was incorporated in the new Diocese of Savannah. The church structure was built in 1874 and Robert Kennedy was the first resident priest, 1889-94.

This site was previously occupied by the elegant La Fayette Hotel which opened in October, 1824, and had as its guest Gen. Marquis de La Fayette in 1825.
 
Erected 1961 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 005-26.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 4.901′ N, 83° 13.539′ W. Marker is in Milledgeville, Georgia, in Baldwin County. Marker is at the intersection of North Jefferson Street and East Hancock Street (Georgia Route 22/24), on the right when traveling south on North Jefferson Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milledgeville GA 31061, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Fort Defiance (within shouting distance of this marker); Old State Capitol
Sacred Heart Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
2. Sacred Heart Catholic Church Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Masonic Temple of Benevolent Lodge No 3, F. & A. M. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Milledgeville Confederate Monument (about 500 feet away); Troup-Clark Political Feud (about 500 feet away); Georgia's Secession Convention (about 600 feet away); Provost Guard Campsite (about 600 feet away but has been reported missing); State House Square (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milledgeville.
 
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Sacred Heart Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
3. Sacred Heart Catholic Church Marker
Sacred Heart Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
4. Sacred Heart Catholic Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 919 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 1, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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