The Church of the Purification Locust Grove Academy

The Church of the Purification Locust Grove Academy (HMGJA)

Location: Crawfordville, GA 30631 Taliaferro County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 33.821', W 82° 47.63'

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In 1790 several Catholic families of English descent from Maryland settled near Locust Grove. They established the first Roman Catholic Church in Georgia and erected a log church in 1792. A priest, Father John LeMoin, was sent to it from Baltimore. French families, fleeing the French Revolution and, later, several Irish families joined the colony. After 1860 a church was erected in Sharon, as the Locust Grove location had become too remote. Locust Grove Academy, the first chartered Roman Catholic Academy in Georgia, was formed about 1818. Many prominent Georgians have come from these early Catholic families.
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HM NumberHMGJA
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number131-5
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 2:30am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 333490 N 3715221
Decimal Degrees33.56368333, -82.79383333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 33.821', W 82° 47.63'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 33' 49.26" N, 82° 47' 37.80" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-298 Washington Rd, Crawfordville GA 30631, US
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