Loretto in Cambria County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Rev Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin
A Shepherd of Souls • A Preacher of the Word • A Servant of the Lord
Died at Loretto, Pennsylvania, May 6th, 1840
He was ordained March 18th, 1795, and spent most of his priestly life as pioneer missionary in the Allegheny Mountains. In his travels through these regions, he frequently stopped at this spring, which became known as the "Prince Gallitzin Spring"
The just shall be in everlasting remembrance
Erected 1916 by Young Mens Institute, Altoona, Pennsylvania, Columbus Council No. 120.
Location. 40° 30.167′ N, 78° 37.885′ W. Marker is in Loretto, Pennsylvania, in Cambria County. Marker is on St Mary Street near Syberton Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Loretto PA 15940, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Demetrius Gallitzin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles M. Schwab (approx. half a mile away); Loretto (approx. 0.8 miles away); Admiral Peary Park (approx. 3.3 miles away); Robert E. Peary (approx. 3.4 miles away); a different Loretto (approx. 3.4 miles away); Portage Railroad (approx. 4.4 miles away); Gallitzin Tunnels (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Loretto.
Also see . . . Rev Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on May 3, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 3, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 3, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.