First Catholic Church in Virginia

First Catholic Church in Virginia (HM5BZ)

Location: Alexandria, VA 22314
Country: United States of America

N 38° 47.678', W 77° 2.945'

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A. D. 1795

This stone taken from the canal of the Potomac Company of which Washington and Fitzgerald were Directors commemorates the erection of the First Catholic Church in Virginia, A. D. 1795, which stood until 1839 about twenty feet behind this marker.

In grateful acknowledgement of their aid in establishing this church the three trees to the north of this stone have been dedicated as follows to General George Washington as subscriber to the building, Colonel John Fitzerald, his favorite Aide de Camp, as the collector of the building fund, Colonel Robert Hooe, Major of Alexandria, as the donor of the acre of land.

In commemoration of the bicentennial of the birth of George Washington this tablet was donated by the Holy Name Society of Sacred Heart Church (Vailsburg), Newark, N.J. on the 135rd anniversary of the funeral of Colonel John Fitzgerald, December 4, 1932.
HM NumberHM5BZ
Year Placed1932
Placed ByHoly Name Society of Sacred Heart Church (Vailsburg), Newark, N.J
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 7:18am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 322046 N 4295981
Decimal Degrees38.79463333, -77.04908333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 47.678', W 77° 2.945'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 47' 40.68" N, 77° 2' 56.70" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)202, 703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1000-1144 VA-400, Alexandria VA 22314, US
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