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Conowingo in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

St. Patrick's Chapel

 
 
St. Patrick's Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Carl Gordon Moore Jr., September 1, 2018
1. St. Patrick's Chapel Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1819 by Irish immigrants, who lived along the Susquehanna River, dug the canals, and piloted the canal barges. It is the second oldest Catholic Church in Cecil County. Since Catholics were not allowed, at that time, to build churches in Ireland, this chapel is a testimonial to religious freedom, a right guaranteed in the US by the Bill of Rights.
 
Erected by St. Patrick's Chapel Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1819.
 
Location. 39° 42.949′ N, 76° 12.124′ W. Marker is in Conowingo, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on Pleasant Grove Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 287 Pleasant Grove Road, Conowingo MD 21918, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bald Friar Ford & Ferry (approx. 1.9 miles away); Berkley Crossroads (approx. 3.8 miles away); Lafayette at Colonel Rigbie’s House (approx. 4 miles away); Conowingo (approx. 4.4
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miles away); A Susquehannock Indian Fort (approx. 4.4 miles away); Susquehanna River fishing (approx. 4.8 miles away); Richards Oak (approx. 5.2 miles away); The River, the Dams and the Lakes (approx. 5.2 miles away in Pennsylvania). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Conowingo.
 
St. Patrick's Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Carl Gordon Moore Jr., February 6, 2019
2. St. Patrick's Chapel Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 29, 2019, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. This page has been viewed 309 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 29, 2019, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland.   2. submitted on February 6, 2019, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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