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St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

 
 
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By Christopher Busta-Peck, May 3, 2008
1. St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Marker
Inscription. On July 9, 1793, at 3:00 P.M. there arrived in the port of Baltimore at Fells Point a ship, The Guineaman, carrying blacks, slave and free, from Santo Domingo. They were French speaking and Catholic. They formed a Eucharistic community that would become known at the time time the emancipation as the Parish of St. Francis Xavier - the first black Catholic parish in the United States of America.
 
Location. 39° 18.433′ N, 76° 35.881′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of North Caroline Street and East Oliver Street, on the right when traveling north on North Caroline Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21213, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Francis Xavier Church (here, next to this marker); Ouija Board (approx. half a mile away); Green Mount Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old East Baltimore (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. Frances Academy (approx. 0.7 miles away); Young Martyrs (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Generalís Highway (approx. 0.7 miles away); Old Dunbar High School (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
Marker location image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck
2. Marker location
On the Northwest corner of the church.
St. Francis Xavier Church image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck
3. St. Francis Xavier Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 3, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,213 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 3, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
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