St. Jerome Sesquicentennial / Elisha John Durbin, 1800-1887

St. Jerome Sesquicentennial / Elisha John Durbin, 1800-1887 (HMZAU)

Location: Fancy Farm, KY 42039 Graves County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 47.975', W 88° 47.471'

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St. Jerome Sesquicentennial
Site of first St. Jerome, completed 1836 by the Rev. Elisha Durbin; first Catholic Church in the Jackson Purchase. Second church dedicated, 1858; present church in 1893. St. Jerome settlers were mainly descendants of Maryland Catholics from Washington Co., Ky. Missions: St. Charles in Carlisle Co., 1891; St. Denis in Hickman Co., 1913.
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Elisha John Durbin, 1800-1887
A missionary for over 50 years, Father Durbin aided in building ten Catholic Churches, including St. Jerome. Born 1800, Madison Co.; ordained 1822; given pastoral care of Catholic population of western and southwestern Ky. (now Owensboro Diocese) in 1824. Headquarters at Sacred Heart in Union County. Buried in St. Louis Cem., Louisville, Ky.
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Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1785
Year Placed1986
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 11:55am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 340202 N 4074136
Decimal Degrees36.79958333, -88.79118333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 47.975', W 88° 47.471'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 47' 58.50" N, 88° 47' 28.26" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Cemetery St, Fancy Farm KY 42039, US
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