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Potomac in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Potomac Cemetery and Church Grounds

 
 
Potomac Cemetery and Church Grounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 31, 2017
1. Potomac Cemetery and Church Grounds Marker
Inscription.

1717 Captain John Presbyterian Meeting House
1793 Graves of Rev. James Hunt and Wife Ruth
1854 Methodists begin & Build Potomac Chapel
1865 Potomac Chapel School erected — One of first free public schools in Montgomery County.
1969 Colonial Church erected on site
1976 Potomac Cemetery and Church Grounds designated as an historic site

Presented November 12, 1989
Bottony Cross Chapter
National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution
 
Erected 1989 by the Bottony Cross Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Location. 39° 1.558′ N, 77° 12.347′ W. Marker is in Potomac, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Falls Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10300 Falls Road, Potomac MD 20854, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gold Mining in Maryland (approx. half a mile away); The Edgar Perry House (approx. 0.6 miles away); American Indians of the Potomac River (approx. 2.2 miles away in Virginia); River Crossing at Conn's Ferry (approx.
Potomac Cemetery and Church Grounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 31, 2017
2. Potomac Cemetery and Church Grounds Marker
The Potomac United
Methodist Church
Erected 1969
2.2 miles away in Virginia); Great Falls of the Potomac (approx. 2 miles away); The Maryland Mine (approx. 2.6 miles away); Potomac River (approx. 2.8 miles away); Washington Aqueduct (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Potomac.
 
Also see . . .  Potomac United Methodist Church and Cemetery. Maryland Historical Trust Determination of Eligibility Form, 5/12/2006.

“...[I]t has been determined that the Potomac United Methodist Church and Cemetery is not eligible for listing in the Maryland Register of Historical Places and the National Register of Historic Places” (Submitted on August 2, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion
 
Potomac Cemetery and Church Grounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 31, 2017
3. Potomac Cemetery and Church Grounds Marker
Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 31, 2017
4. Cornerstone
M. E. Church South
Built 1854
Rebuilt 1884
Addition 1924
Potomac United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 31, 2017
5. Potomac United Methodist Church
Potomac Methodist Church, Before 1969 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 31, 2017
6. Potomac Methodist Church, Before 1969
As portrayed on the wall of Mitch and Bill's Exxon in Potomac.
Reverend James Hunt image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 31, 2017
7. Reverend James Hunt
In memory of the Rev. James Hunt, who departed this life the 2d of June, 1793, aged sixty-one years. He was set apart to the work of the ministry early in life, and in which he continued till death, laboring for the good of souls and for the glory of his Heavenly Master.
Mrs. Ruth Hunt image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 31, 2017
8. Mrs. Ruth Hunt
In memory of Mrs. Ruth Hunt, wife of the Rev. James Hunt, deceased, who departed this life the 17th of May, 1795, in the sixty-seventh year of her age. She early in life devoted herself to the service of religion and continued through a long life a bright example of Christian piety. She was a woman of sorrows and acquainted with grief, being the greater part of her days the subject of affliction, which refined her as fire, for dwelling in the mansions of the holy and blessed.
Prebyternian Church<br>1716<br>Grammar School<br>1760 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 31, 2017
9. Prebyternian Church
1716
Grammar School
1760
Placed by Janet Montgomery
Chapter D. A. R. 1916

Marker in the Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 2, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 2, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   7, 8, 9. submitted on August 5, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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