Dates when Roman Catholic dioceses and archdioceses in the United States were founded or made metropolitan sees, with geocoded locations. The sources cited indicate that none of these sees have been discontinued.
A data frame with 425 observations of 6 variables.
diocese: name, and thus location, of the diocese.
date: the date when the diocese was
erected, that is first founded, or made a
Encoded as a date object.
rite: the rite overseen by the diocese. Regions with ordinary
jurisdiction but not episcopal character are not included.
long: latitude and longitude coordinates for the
headquarters city of the diocese.
This data is compiled from several sources:
Joseph Bernard Code, Dictionary of the American Hierarchy (1789-1964) (New York: Joseph F. Wagner, 1964), 425-26.
For the United States since 1963, Canada, and Mexicode: http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/
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