St. Peter Claver Catholic Church and School

St. Peter Claver Catholic Church and School (HMGOL)

Location: Macon, GA 31204 Bibb County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 50.629', W 83° 38.957'

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This African-American parish began in 1888 and was named St. Peter Claver in 1903, in honor of the Patron Saint of Negro Missions. The current school, convent, and rectory were built here after the parish moved from Pio Nono Avenue in 1913. The church was built in 1928. This was one of two campuses in Georgia funded by Mother Katherine Drexel (later canonized Saint Katherine Drexel), staffed by her Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament (SBS), and built by Father Ignatius Lissner and the Society of African Missions Fathers (SMA). The SMA operated the parish from 1913-1970, and the SBS staffed the school from 1915-2003.
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HM NumberHMGOL
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number11-6
Year Placed2008
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society and St. Peter Claver Catholic Church and School
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 2:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 252043 N 3637083
Decimal Degrees32.84381667, -83.64928333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 50.629', W 83° 38.957'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 50' 37.74" N, 83° 38' 57.42" W
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Area Code(s)478
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 125 Ward St, Macon GA 31204, US
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