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Sacred Heart Catholic Church
110 N. Jefferson St., Milledgeville, Ga.

    The Georgia State Historical Marker states "The first Catholic mass was celebrated at  Milledgeville in April, 1845, at the Hugh  Treanor apartment in the Newell Hotel. Bishop  Ignatius Reynolds of the diocese of  Charleston, accompanied by Father J.F.  O'Neill, visited here in 1847. In 1850 this  parish was incorporated in the new Diocese  1874 and Robert Kennedy was the first   resident priest, 1899-94.
   This site was previously occupied by elegant   La Fayette Hotel which opened in October, 1824, and had as its guest Gen. Marquis de  La Fayette in 1825".

Eileen Babb McAdams copyright 2004