Portland / Our Lady Church

Portland / Our Lady Church (HM1AQ4)

Location: Louisville, KY 40212 Jefferson County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 16.577', W 85° 48.296'

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French immigrants established a community here in 1806. In 1814 it was surveyed and platted. By 1837 it was incorporated as a suburb of Louisville. It was an early port and boatbuilding center - 41 steamers had been built by 1855. Portland was site of first tramway in US, connecting it with Louisville, and once famous hostelry of South, St. Charles Hotel. Over.

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.
HM NumberHM1AQ4
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1312
Year Placed1970
Placed ByThe Kentucky Historical Society & The Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 3:43pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 604530 N 4237145
Decimal Degrees38.27628333, -85.80493333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 16.577', W 85° 48.296'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 16' 34.62" N, 85° 48' 17.76" W
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Area Code(s)502
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 816 Cedar Grove Terrace, Louisville KY 40212, US
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