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Near Oxon Hill in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
St. Ignatius Church, Oxon Hill, Maryland
 
St. Ignatius Church, Oxon Hill, marker Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, November 2007
1. St. Ignatius Church, Oxon Hill, marker
 
Inscription. Founded in 1849 as a mission church under pastor Fr. Joseph M. Finotti, S.J. it remained a mission church until 1948, when Archbishop Patrick O'Boyle declared it a parish with Fr. Patrick J. Begley as the first resident pastor.

In the late 1800s it became necessary to build a larger church. The present church was dedicated in 1891.

The church was proclaimed an historic site on June 27, 1974 under pastor, Fr. David J. Conway
 
Location. 38° 48.238′ N, 76° 58.013′ W. Marker is near Oxon Hill, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Brinkley Rd 0.1 miles east of Rosecroft Drive, on the right. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2315 Brinkley Rd, Fort Washington MD 20744, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Hanson (approx. 1.4 miles away); Saint Lorenzo Ruiz (approx. 1.9 miles away); "Salubria" (approx. 1.9 miles away); Oxon Cove Park and Oxon Hill Farm (approx. 2 miles away); Front Door to Maryland History (approx. 2.1 miles away); Dr. John H. Bayne of Salubria “Prince of Horticulture” (approx. 2.1 miles away); Emancipation in Maryland (approx. 2.1 miles away); Dr. John H. Bayne: A Leader In His Community (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oxon Hill.
 
St. Ignatius Church, Oxon Hill Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, November 2007
2. St. Ignatius Church, Oxon Hill
 

 
Additional comments.
1. The Prettiest Little Church in Southern Maryland
"Called the 'prettiest little church in Southern Maryland' when it was consecrated in 1891, St. Ignatius Church is a rare surviving example of Queen Anne-style ecclesiastical architecture. The cemetery in the churchyard has stones bearing the names of many of the county's oldest families, including that of the mother of Mary Surratt (accomplice to Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth)." [From Discover Gorgeous Southern Prince George's" poster from Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.
    — Submitted June 13, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.

 
Additional keywords. Prince George's County Historic Site
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2007, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,891 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 12, 2007, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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