Rodney Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church

Rodney Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (HM1YQT)

Location: Port Gibson, MS 39150 Claiborne County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 1.835', W 91° 3.146'

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1868 - 1870

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Listed in National Register of Historic Places, the church building was constructed in 1868, as the once flourishing river town was declining. Church completion was in the year preceding the disastrous 1869 fire. Although there is no recorded organized activity of the Rodney Catholics until 1867, they apparently were served by the priest in Port Gibson. In January, 1861, Bishop William Elder requested Father Philip Huber, of Port Gibson to visit two Catholic families in Rodney. Father Charles Van Queckelberge of Port Gibson assisted in acquiring land and building the church, which was constructed by Patrick Murphy. The property was purchased by Bishop Elder in 1867 for $500 and construction
was initiated shortly thereafter. The church was completed in 1868. A bell was purchased for $300. In 1869, Father Van
Queckelberge was transferred due to bad health, an action which so provoked the Rodney congregation that a petition was sent to Bishop Elder to retain Father Van Queckelberge. In 1870, Father Huber returned to serve for a year.
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Placed ByThe Grand Gulf Military Monument Commission
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Date Added Monday, June 5th, 2017 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 683912 N 3545483
Decimal Degrees32.03058333, -91.05243333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 1.835', W 91° 3.146'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 1' 50.1" N, 91° 3' 8.76" W
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Area Code(s)601
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12006 Grand Gulf Rd, Port Gibson MS 39150, US
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