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Church Hill in Queen Anne's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

St. Luke’s Episcopal Parish

 
 
St. Luke's Episcopal Parish Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, October 19, 2007
1. St. Luke's Episcopal Parish Marker
Inscription. Founded 1728, when the Provincial Council in Annapolis granted a petition to establish the present parish.

St. Luke’s, the oldest brick church in the State with its original structure, was completed, 1732, at the cost of 140,000 pounds of tobacco. From 1692 until 1732 services were held in the up river chapel, located on the present site.

All records are preserved intact, including births, baptisms, marriages, burials, vestry meetings and special occasions.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 8.526′ N, 75° 59.131′ W. Marker is in Church Hill, Maryland, in Queen Anne's County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Church Lane, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Church Hill MD 21623, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Maryland's Eastern Shore (approx. 4.4 miles away); Dudley's Chapel (approx. 5.7 miles away); Chestertown Memorial (approx. 6.1 miles away); Chestertown Historic District (approx. 6.2 miles away); Worrell’s Tavern (approx. 6.2 miles away); John Leeds Barroll (approx. 6.3 miles away); Common Cause (approx. 6.3 miles away); On This Site Stood the Courthouse (approx. 6.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.Colonial Era
 
Queen Anne's County Marker at site. Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, October 19, 2007
2. Queen Anne's County Marker at site.
St. Luke's Episcopal Church Erected in 1732, at the cost of 140,000 pounds of tobacco the "church on the hill" is the oldest intact brick church in the state and gave the town its name. In 1861, Union cavalry reportedly destroyed the interior of the chruch. However, two wooden tablets, lettered in gold, survived. An 1880 restoration hid the early brick core beneath a Gothic exterior. The small brick building on the grounds was built in 1817 as St. Luke's "parish academy" and is said to be the oldest school in Queen Anne's County. St. Luke's Episcopal Church is on the National Register of Historic Places.
St. Luke's Church Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, October 19, 2007
3. St. Luke's Church
St. Luke's Church Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, October 19, 2007
4. St. Luke's Church
St. Luke's Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, October 19, 2007
5. St. Luke's Cemetery
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,499 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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