Cathedral of the Assumption

Cathedral of the Assumption (HM1YZZ)

Location: Louisville, KY 40202 Jefferson County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 15.122', W 85° 45.531'

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Cathedral of the Assumption

Parish first gathered in 1805; founded by Father Stephen Badin, the first Roman Catholic priest ordained in U.S. Congregation moved to this site, 1830. In mid-1830s Catherine Spalding founded orphanage and academy here. In 1841 center of America's oldest inland diocese transferred from Bardstown to Louisville.
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Cathedral of the Assumption

Benedict Flaget, "First Bishop of the West" moved here and is buried in crypt. Present church was begun in 1849 under leadership of Bishop Martin John Spalding and dedicated, Oct. 3, 1852. Building was planned by architect William Keely. Cathedral witnessed 1855 Bloody Monday riot and Civil War funeral services. On the National Register of Historic Places, 1977.
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Year Placed1978
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society┬Ě Kentucky Department of Transportation
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Date Added Sunday, June 18th, 2017 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 608597 N 4234507
Decimal Degrees38.25203333, -85.75885000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 15.122', W 85° 45.531'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 15' 7.32" N, 85° 45' 31.86" W
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Area Code(s)502
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 433 S 5th St, Louisville KY 40202, US
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