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

Dudley's Chapel

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
1. Dudley's Chapel Marker
Inscription.  The first Methodist meeting house in Queen Anne's County, and one of the earliest in the Nation, was built in 1783 on land donated by Joshua Dudley. The Queen Anne's Methodist Society, organized in 1774, was responsible for building the chapel. The Society met at the chapel and was crucial in the spread of Methodism throughout the region. Many early Methodist leaders preached at Dudley's Chapel, including Bishop Francis Asbury, Bishop Thomas Coke, Richard Whatcoat, Jesse Lee (1st Methodist historian) and Freeborn Garrettson (1st Native American Methodist minister). Dudley's Chapel is an outstanding example of an early rural church. Its rectangular plan and steep gable roof typify late 18th century churches in Maryland. The use of brick is rare for early Methodist churches, attesting to the importance of Dudley's Chapel and relative affluence of its congregation. Restoration of this National Register site was initiated in 1991 and continues today.
 
Erected by Historic Sites Consortium of Queen Anne's County, Maryland.
 
Marker series. This marker is included
Dudley's Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
2. Dudley's Chapel Marker
in the Francis Asbury, Traveling Methodist Preacher marker series.
 
Location. 39° 10.951′ N, 75° 53.544′ W. Marker is near Sudlersville, Maryland, in Queen Anne's County. Marker is on Benton Corners Road 0.1 miles south of Sudlersville Road (Maryland Route 300), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1110 Benton Corners Road, Sudlersville MD 21668, 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. A different marker also named Dudley's Chapel (here, next to this marker); Sudlersville Memorial Library (approx. 1.8 miles away); James Emory Foxx (approx. 1.8 miles away); Sudlersville Train Station (approx. 2 miles away); Callister’s Ferry (approx. 4.6 miles away); Henry Highland Garnet (approx. 5.7 miles away); Church Hill Theatre (approx. 5.7 miles away); St. Luke's Episcopal Church (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sudlersville.
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionColonial Era
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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