Roman Catholic dioceses in the United States, Canada, and MexicoSource:
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.
diocese: name, and thus location, of the diocese.
date: the date when the diocese was
erected, that is first founded, or made a
metropolitansee. 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/
head(catholic_dioceses) #> # A tibble: 6 × 6 #> diocese rite lat long event date #> <chr> <chr> <dbl> <dbl> <fct> <dttm> #> 1 Baltimore, Maryland Latin 39.3 -76.6 erected 1789-04-06 00:00:00 #> 2 New Orleans, Louisiana Latin 30.0 -90.1 erected 1793-04-25 00:00:00 #> 3 Boston, Massachusetts Latin 42.4 -71.1 erected 1808-04-08 00:00:00 #> 4 Louisville, Kentucky Latin 38.3 -85.8 erected 1808-04-08 00:00:00 #> 5 New York, New York Latin 40.7 -74.0 erected 1808-04-08 00:00:00 #> 6 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Latin 40.0 -75.2 erected 1808-04-08 00:00:00