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The Colored Methodist Protestant St. Johnís Chapel of Baltimore County

1833

 
 
The Colored Methodist Protestant St. John's Chapel of Baltimore 1833 Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, September 3, 2007
1. The Colored Methodist Protestant St. John's Chapel of Baltimore 1833 Marker
Inscription. Originally constructed as a log cabin in 1833, St. Johnís Chapel and land adjacent thereto served the local black community as a house of worship and burying ground. Services had been held in the present chapel since its construction in 1886. The stone parsonage was built around 1833. Declining attendance forced St. Johnís to close in the early 1960ís but in the 1980ís the property, still owned by descendants of one of the founders, Aquilla Scott, was restored through involvement of the Ruxton Community.
 
Erected by Friends of St. Johnís Chapel, Baltimore County Historical Trust and Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 23.69′ N, 76° 38.639′ W. Marker is in Towson, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is on Bellona Avenue 0.1 miles south of Malvern Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Towson MD 21204, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nicholas Ruxton Moore (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fire Power (approx. 1.1 miles away); Huntís Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Rockland
St. John's Chapel Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, September 3, 2007
2. St. John's Chapel
(approx. 1.3 miles away); The Home of Governor Augustus W. Bradford (approx. 1.7 miles away); Baltimore County Courthouse (approx. 2 miles away); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Abisado (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Towson.
 
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