St. John the Evangelist Church
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member snfromky
N 36° 57.978 W 088° 40.371
16S E 351084 N 4092441
Quick Description: Located in rural McCracken County, this marker celebrates one of the areas first Catholic churches.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 1/31/2015 5:05:57 PM
Waymark Code: WMNAF8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Titansfan
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Long Description:
Roots of the first Catholic parish in McCracken Co. go back to German immigrants who settled in this area about 1839. Fr. Elisha Durbin said Mass in homes until log church was built in 1849. A frame church was built in 1869 & used until the present church was dedicated in 1933. Extensive renovation was completed in 2006.
Marker Name: St John the Evagelist Church

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Building

Marker Number (for official markers): 2405

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
St. John the Evangelist Church, Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Department of Highways


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