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Cheltenham in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cheltenham United Methodist Church

(Formerly Westwood Methodist Episcopal Church)

 
 
Cheltenham United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 2, 2004
1. Cheltenham United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1873 at Westwood Farm, home of Julius H. Pyles. The cornerstone was laid on October 30, 1879 and the church constructed by the congregation. Enoch Pratt, Baltimore City philanthropist, attended the dedication. The pupit was handmade from a cherry tree taken from the property. Early ministers traveled from Bladensburg on horseback.
The Sunday School building was added in 1945.
 
Erected 1978 by Prince George's County Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 44.218′ N, 76° 49.489′ W. Marker is in Cheltenham, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is at the intersection of Crain Highway (U.S. 301) and Frank Tippett Road, on the right when traveling south on Crain Highway. Click for map. Marker is on the driveway to the church, about 100 feet from Crain Highway (US 301). Marker is in this post office area: Cheltenham MD 20623, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Church of the Atonement, 1875 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mount Airy (approx. 2 miles away); Bellefields (approx. 2.7 miles away); Slaves’ Infirmary [on His Lordship’s Kindness]
Cheltenham UMC image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 2, 2004
2. Cheltenham UMC
(approx. 3 miles away); His Lordship’s Kindness (approx. 3.2 miles away); St. Simon's Episcopal Mission (approx. 3.6 miles away); St. Thomas' Parish Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); Enemy Bluff (approx. 3.6 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,197 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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