Saint Hippolyte Cemetery Crucifix - Frenchtown, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jonathanatpsu
N 41° 36.716 W 080° 01.306
17T E 581505 N 4607153
Quick Description: A crucifix at Saint Hippolyte Cemetery in Frenchtown, PA
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 3/15/2022 5:51:02 AM
Waymark Code: WM15X8K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
Saint Hippolyte Church and Cemetery is located on Route 27 in Frenchtown, Pennsylvania. The parish was founded by French immigrants to Crawford County in 1834. Construction on the present church building, built to replace an older church building, was begun in 1886. The church was consecrated by Bishop Tobias Mullen on June 10, 1888.

The cemetery dates back to year 1840, which is the date of the earliest grave there, according to a list available on the parish's website. Along the road is a metal arch with the name "St. Hippolyte Cemetery" on it. There is also a tall metal crucifix near this entrance. On the stone base of the crucifix are the French words, "Enmemoire du jubilede 1858" and "Cette croix aete ericee ge demaison aine." As I am not very familiar with the French language, I am not able to translate these well, but I believe it says something along the lines of "in memory of the jubilee 1858, this cross was erected for G.E. de Maison." A plaque at the base of the crucifix notes that the cemetery received a preservation award in 2009 from the Crawford County Historical Society.

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