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

Broad Creek Cemetery

 
 
Broad Creek Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, August 2, 2013
1. Broad Creek Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Broad Creek was established as the site of Christ Church sometime between 1651 and 1684. At that time, Broad Creek was the center of colonial activity on the Island. From 1712 to 1826, three additions or entirely new church structures were built on the site, until the Church moved to the Stevensville location (Historic Christ Church) in 1880. The original church foundations at Broad Creek were excavated and marked in 1956. Broad Creek was also the site of the church cemetery. In 2003, archaeological work began to determine the locations of historic interments. The cemetery has been reopened for burials.
 
Erected by Historic Sites Consortium of Queen Anne's County, MD.
 
Location. 38° 58.433′ N, 76° 19.767′ W. Marker is near Stevensville, Maryland, in Queen Anne's County. Marker can be reached from Romancoke Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stevensville MD 21666, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. British Takeover (within shouting distance of this marker); Christ Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kent Island (approx. 0.4 miles away); Byway Destinations
Broad Creek Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, August 2, 2013
2. Broad Creek Cemetery
The slightly raised mound is the location of the former church.
(approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named Byway Destinations (approx. 4.3 miles away); Chesapeake Country National Scenic Byway (approx. 4.3 miles away); Maryland's Eastern Shore (approx. 4.3 miles away); Enemy Occupation (approx. 4.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stevensville.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial Era
 
Posts Mark Church Corners image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, August 2, 2013
3. Posts Mark Church Corners
At the four corners of the site of the original church, you will find a marker like this.
Oldest Preserved Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, August 2, 2013
4. Oldest Preserved Gravestone
It reads: In Memory of Robert Wilson who departed this Life Octbr the 29th 1746, Aged 47 years.
Locating the Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, August 2, 2013
5. Locating the Cemetery
To locate the cemetery, go south along Rt. 8 (Romancoke Road). When you see the historic marker for Christ Church and the sign for Christ Church Parish - Broad Creek Cemetery, make a right down the unmarked road. It will take you directly to the cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 316 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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