The Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

The Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (HM27GH)

Location: Mobile, AL 36602 Mobile County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 41.425', W 88° 2.755'

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The origin of this Cathedral was established on July 20, 1703, by Jean-Baptiste de La Croix de Chevrieres de Saint Vallier, Bishop of Quebec at Fort Louis de la Mobile, the city's first permanent settlement. The Bishop also appointed Father M. Henri Roulleaux de La Vente as Pastor of the first formal church along the Mississippi Valley which extended from the mouth of the Mississippi to Canada.
The missionary zeal of the early Catholic Jesuit priests accompanying Mobile's founders brothers, Pierre Le Moyne, d'Iberville and Jean Baptiste Le Moyne, de Bienville was intrinsic to the religious development of Mobile, Alabama.

(back side)
The Cathedral Archives preserve the records of Mobile's multicultural and diverse origin. The sacramental records began by the first pastor, M. Henri Roulleaux de La Vente date back to 1704, documenting the first baptisms, marriages, and burials of the French, Spanish, British, Native Americans, Africans, and Creole de Color in Mobile. Many documents are the only reference to eighteenth century African Slaves and are among the oldest on the Gulf Coast.
Some documents are signed by Mobile's founders, Pierre Le Moyne, d'Iberville and Jean Baptiste Le Moyne, de Bienville. The ceremonial placement of the Cathedral's Cornerstone took place in the Catholic Graveyard



on July 19, 1835.
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HM NumberHM27GH
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Year Placed2011
Placed ByHistoric Mobile Preservation Society and the Dora Franklin Finley African-American Heritage Trail
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 399826 N 3395759
Decimal Degrees30.69041667, -88.04591667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 41.425', W 88° 2.755'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 41' 25.5" N, 88° 2' 45.3" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)251
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 351-379 Dauphin St, Mobile AL 36602, US
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