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Queen’s Chapel Methodist Church, Established 1868

 
 
Queen's Chapel Methodist Church, Established 1868 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Geoff Marsh, November 11, 2011
1. Queen's Chapel Methodist Church, Established 1868 Marker
Inscription. Site of the original Queen's Chapel Church, founded just after the Civil War by Thomas Queen and other Trustees. The church was build at the location of an early African-American burying ground, and became an important meeting place for the black communities of Rossville, Muirkirk, and Vansville. The building was destroyed by fire in 1890 and rebuilt in 1901. The current church was completed in 1953 on land across the road from the old church and cemetery.
 
Location. 39° 3.571′ N, 76° 52.632′ W. Marker is in Beltsville, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Old Muirkirk Road. Click for map. Located directly across the street from the current Queen's Chapel Methodist Church on Old Muirkirk Rd. Marker is in this post office area: Beltsville MD 20705, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. When the Iron was Hot: African America Ironworkers of Muirkirk (approx. 0.2 miles away); Iron Production: Maryland's Industrial Past - The Iron Making Process (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abraham Hall: A Historic African American Benevolent Lodge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Three Sisters: Close Knit Communities of the Laurel Area.
Queen’s Chapel Methodist Church, Established 1868 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 4, 2013
2. Queen’s Chapel Methodist Church, Established 1868 Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Dinosaurs in Maryland! (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dinosaur Alley (approx. 0.9 miles away); Welcome to Dinosaur Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dinosaur Park's Industrial Heritage (approx. 0.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Queen's Chapel and Burial Grounds. Maryland Inventory of Historical Properties. "This is the site of the original Queen Chapel, next to the cemetery which is still in use. The first church was a small log structure; it was replaced on the same site by a frame church. The present Queen's Chapel is a brick structure built across from the cemetery on the north side of Old Muirkirk Road. The cemetery contains some very old stones, including some with attractive primitive inscriptions." (Submitted on August 5, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
Queen's Chapel Methodist Church, Established 1868 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Geoff Marsh, November 11, 2012
3. Queen's Chapel Methodist Church, Established 1868 Marker
Queen’s Chapel Methodist Church, Established 1868 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 4, 2013
4. Queen’s Chapel Methodist Church, Established 1868 Marker
Queen’s Chapel A. U. M. Church image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 4, 2013
5. Queen’s Chapel A. U. M. Church
The brick structure across Old Muirkirk Road was built in 1953.
Steps image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 4, 2013
6. Steps
These steps in the Queen's Chapel cemetery are remnants of the 1901 frame church.
Augustus Ross. Sr. (1855-1933)<br> Grave Stone in Queen's Chapel Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 4, 2013
7. Augustus Ross. Sr. (1855-1933)
Grave Stone in Queen's Chapel Cemetery
Ironworker Agustus Ross built a log home near the Muirkirk iron furnace in the 1880's. Other African American Ironworkers followed him to what became the community of Rossville.
Sarah Wife of Augustus Ross, Sr.<br>(1862-1928) image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 4, 2013
8. Sarah Wife of Augustus Ross, Sr.
(1862-1928)
James M. Crump (1908-198?) image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 4, 2013
9. James M. Crump (1908-198?)
Gravestone in Queen's Chapel Cemetery
Three Wooden Crosses image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 4, 2013
10. Three Wooden Crosses
Georgiana Smith, Mary E. Smith & Ethel C. Braxton, at Queen's Chapel Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Geoff Marsh of Beltsville, Maryland. This page has been viewed 433 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Geoff Marsh of Beltsville, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   3. submitted on , by Geoff Marsh of Beltsville, Maryland.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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