Good morning! Today’s database is St. Rose Catholic Church Baptisms. This is an Excel file of 4,840 baptisms from St. Rose Catholic Church, located on Hwy 152, Loretto Road, just outside the city of Springfield in Washington County, Kentucky. The files are sorted by last name and include the years 1830-1886. Information in the files include name of child, parents, date of birth (for most), sponsor and date of baptism.
Many of the Maryland to Kentucky pioneers and their families are buried here.
This is the church my mother and her family attended when she was growing up. Here she was baptized, made her first communion, was confirmed, married my father. My Carrico grandparents are buried here, as well as aunts, uncles, great-grandparents, and many other relations. It has been a big part of my life – when I visited my grandmother we went to church at St. Rose.
St. Rose Church was established in 1806, as a sister of St. Ann Church just a few miles down the road. St. Ann Church closed several decades later. The Tudor-Gothic church is the oldest standing structure west of the Alleghenies still in use as a church. It was named in honor of St. Rose of Lima.