Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Portland / Our Lady Church
Our Lady Church
Congregation organized in 1837 - 38 by Father Stephen Badin, the first priest ordained in U.S. He saw to Portland's spiritual welfare when it was first a community of French immigrants. Also helpful in forming church were Bishop Flaget, first bishop west of Alleghenies, and Bishop Chabrat, first to be ordained in Ky. Bricks in original church, 1841, used for this building. Over.
Erected 1970 by The Kentucky Historical Society & The Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1312.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 38° 16.577′ N, 85° 48.296′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Rudd Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is on the Northwest corner of
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grave of Steamboat Captain (approx. ¼ mile away); Floyd County World Peace Honor Roll (approx. 0.9 miles away in Indiana); Korean Conflict / Vietnam Conflict - Floyd County (approx. 0.9 miles away in Indiana); Floyd County Honor Roll & Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away in Indiana); Floyd County American Revolution War Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away in Indiana); Lucy Higgs Nichols (approx. 0.9 miles away in Indiana); A Gateway to Freedom (approx. one mile away in Indiana); Carnegie's Lasting Gifts (approx. 1.2 miles away in Indiana).
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