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Owings Mills in Baltimore County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Garrison Forest Church
(St. Thomas Parish)
 
Garrison Forest Church (St. Thomas Parish) Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, 08-12-2007
1. Garrison Forest Church (St. Thomas Parish) Marker
 
Inscription. A frontier parish church authorized by Act of Assembly 1742 as “a Chapel of Ease for the Forest Inhabitants” of Saint Paulís Parish (Baltimore). Reverend Thomas Craddock inducted as first minister January 14, 1745.
 
Erected 1936 by State Roads Commission.
 
Location. 39° 24.824′ N, 76° 46.306′ W. Marker is in Owings Mills, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is at the intersection of Reisterstown Road (Route 140) and St. Thomas Lane, on the right when traveling north on Reisterstown Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Owings Mills MD 21117, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory of William Maxwell Wood, MD (approx. 0.8 miles away); Trentham (approx. 1.5 miles away); Maryland State Veterans Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away); Lieutenant Milton Ernest Ricketts Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Gwynnbrook State Farm No. 1 (approx. 2.1 miles away); Soldiers Delight (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Old Court Road (approx. 3.5 miles away); The Garrison Fort (approx. 3.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Owings Mills.
 
St. Thomas Church and Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, 08-12-2007
2. St. Thomas Church and Cemetery
The cemetery contains the graves of many prominent people of the area, many dating back to the 1700's. Most of the older markers are unreadable.
 
 
Grave of Samuel Owings Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, 08-12-2007
3. Grave of Samuel Owings
Samuel Owings was a sucessful miller and Owings Mills was named for him.
 
 
Grave of William Stacey Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, 08-12-2007
4. Grave of William Stacey
To the memory of William Stacey. Died this 19th Day of January 1794. Aged 52 years. Afflictions sore // Long time I bore // Physicians were in vain // Till God did please and // Death did cease // To ease me of my pain.
 
 
Other Old Grave Markers in St. Thomas Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, 08-12-2007
5. Other Old Grave Markers in St. Thomas Cemetery
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,165 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 13, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
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