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Near Port Republic in Calvert County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Christ Church
(Episcopal)

— 1672 —
 
Christ Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By F. Robby, June 25, 2007
1. Christ Church Marker
 
Inscription. One of the original parishes of the Province of Maryland and Calvert County’s oldest continuously worshipping congregation, Christ Church began with a log church standing as early as 1672. Christ Church parish, 1692, included all the land south of Hunting Creek. The present church dates from 1772.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 29.638′ N, 76° 32.207′ W. Marker is near Port Republic, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker is on Broomes Island Road (Route 264) 0.4 miles south of Solomons Island Road (Route 2 / 4), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Republic MD 20676, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. One-Room School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); School #7 (about 500 feet away); Veitch’s Cove (approx. 1.7 miles away); St. Leonard Polling House and Garden of Remembrance (approx. 2.3 miles away); Battle Creek Cypress Swamp (approx. 2.9 miles away); St. Leonard Creek (approx. 3.8 miles away); Early Settlements (approx. 3.8 miles away); Brewhouse (approx. 3.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Port Republic.
 
Also see . . .
 
Christ Church Photo, Click for full size
By F. Robby, November 7, 2007
2. Christ Church
 

1. Maryland Historical Trust page on Christ Church. “Christ Church is significant both historically and architecturally, as the mother Episcopal Church of Calvert County and its oldest continually worshipping congregation and as a fine country church which retains its colonial character. The architectural significance derives from its evolution from the 18th century to the present. The church incorporated the form and fabric associated with 18th century ecclesiastical tidewater architecture. The bell cot and buttresses are drawn from the Gothic Revival. The heavy scroll brackets, window treatment, and plaster covering of the brick walls have 19th century sources, most particularly in domestic architecture; and the stained glass windows reflect the taste of the mid 20th century.” (Submitted on November 10, 2007.) 

2. National Register Nomination Form. "Christ Church was erected in 1772 and as it stands today retains its colonial character and form. Subsequent renovations in 1792, 1838, 1862, 18?2, 1906, 1928-29, and 1968 make it an interesting illustration of rural ecclesiastical church architectural development." (Submitted on June 22, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Christ Church Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, June 16, 2013
3. Christ Church
 
 
Date Plaque above the Door<br>Christ Church Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, June 16, 2013
4. Date Plaque above the Door
Christ Church
1772-1881
1906
 
 
Christ Church Sign Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, June 16, 2013
5. Christ Church Sign
1672 † 1692
Christ Church
Episcopal
Sundays 8:30 & 10am
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,156 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   3, 4, 5. submitted on June 22, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
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