Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Westover in Somerset County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rehoboth Presbyterian Church

American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site

 
 
Rehoboth Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, November 23, 2007
1. Rehoboth Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription. Here in 1683 Reverend Francis Makemie began his ministry and in 1706 built this church
Ruins of Coventry Episcopal Church
 
Erected by State Roads Commission. (Marker Number 224.)
 
Location. 38° 2.713′ N, 75° 40.118′ W. Marker is in Westover, Maryland, in Somerset County. Marker is at the intersection of MD 667 Rehoboth Road and Coventry Parish Road, on the right when traveling south on MD 667 Rehoboth Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31330 Rehoboth Road, Westover MD 21871, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Coventry Parish Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rehoboth (approx. 4.4 miles away); Sturgis One Room School (approx. 5.8 miles away); Costen House (approx. 5.9 miles away); First Site of Washington Academy (approx. 6.4 miles away); Boundary Line Maryland - Virginia (approx. 7.4 miles away); Cultural Treasures (approx. 7.4 miles away); Beach to Bay Indian Trail (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westover.
 
Regarding Rehoboth Presbyterian Church. Rehoboth Presbyterian Church was listed in the National Register of Historic
Rehoboth Presbyterian Church Marker Rehoboth Road, looking north image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 5, 2013
2. Rehoboth Presbyterian Church Marker Rehoboth Road, looking north
Places in 1974. This church is also one of 445 American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Sites registered between 1973 and 2003 by the Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS), headquartered in Philadelphia. Approved sites received a metal plaque featuring John Calvin’s seal and the site’s registry number (PHS marker location unknown).

The following text is taken from the Presbyterian Historical Society website:

Founded by Francis Makemie in 1683, the Rehoboth Church is the oldest continuously Presbyterian church in America. The second and current church structure was built by Makemie on his own land at personal expense in 1706. The building received extensive interior modifications and rearrangement of some windows and doors in 1888, and further renovations were completed in 1956.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The ruins of Coventry Church can be seen here.
 
Also see . . .
1. Francis Makemie entry from Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 30, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. National Register of Historic Places datasheet. Statement of significance for this church. (Submitted on August 21, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionColonial Era
 
Rehoboth Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, November 23, 2007
3. Rehoboth Presbyterian Church
Rehoboth Church and Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, November 23, 2007
4. Rehoboth Church and Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,241 times since then and 45 times this year. Last updated on August 21, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos:   1. submitted on November 30, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on October 23, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on November 30, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
Paid Advertisement