Near Cordova in Queen Anne's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
St. Joseph’s Church
Since 1868, except during wars, annual jousting tournments held here on first Wednesday of August.
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
Location. 38° 55.8′ N, 76° 0.747′ W. Marker is near Cordova, Maryland, in Queen Anne's County. Marker is at the intersection of Queen Anne's Highway (Maryland Route 404) and Church Lane, on the right when traveling east on Queen Anne's Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cordova MD 21625, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Wye Episcopal Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Wye Oak (approx. 3.7 miles away but has been reported missing); Wye Oak * National Champion White Oak (approx. 3.7 miles away); Wye Oak House (approx. 3.7 miles away); Frederick Douglass (approx. 3.8 miles away); Wye Grist Mill and Museum (approx. 3.8 miles away); Wye Grist Mill (approx. 3.8 miles away); A Brief History of the Mill (approx. 3.8 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Saints Peter and Paul Parish - History of the Churches - St Joseph's Mission Church 1765. “The letters of Father Mosley [to his sister and brother in England] are a record of missionary tolls and privations, presenting a graphic description of the country and the conditions of the Catholics. They exhibit the fullest consecutive account of Maryland that is available from the pen of any Catholic missionary during the eighteenth century.” (Submitted on October 31, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. The Woodstock Letters 1906. Proceed to PDF page 227 to read the letters of Father Joseph Mosley S.J. (Submitted on September 19, 2015.)
3. Jousting Tournament and Horse Show. “Jousting tournaments today are “ring tournaments” where riders charge a horse at a gallop through an 80-yard course toward suspended rings. The rider has eight seconds (depending on skill level) to spear rings with a lance. The rings range in diameter from one-quarter inch to nearly 2 inches depending on the skill level of the jouster. The St. Joe’s Joust has been held in Cordova for 145 years. There is a gate charge of $1 per adult. The Horse Show starts at 9 a.m. with 11 classes. There is a fee of $5 for all participants.” (Submitted on September 19, 2015.)
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