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

St. Francis Xavier Church

“Old Bohemia”

— 2 Miles → —

 
 
St. Francis Xavier Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, July 6, 2007
1. St. Francis Xavier Church Marker
Inscription.  
Founded 1704 by Rev. Thomas Mansell, S.J., one of the earliest permanent Catholic establishments in the English Colonies.

Bohemia Academy Founded 1745 by Rev. Thomas Pulton, S.J. attended by Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a signed of the Declaration of Independence, and his cousin John Carroll, first Catholic Bishop in the U.S.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1704.
 
Location. 39° 25.987′ N, 75° 51.673′ W. Marker is near Earleville, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is at the intersection of Augustine Herman Highway (Maryland Route 213) and Bohemia Church Road, on the right when traveling south on Augustine Herman Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Earleville MD 21919, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Anchorage (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bohemia (approx. 1.1 miles away); Founded on Friendship
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(approx. 2 miles away); Essex Lodge (approx. 2.4 miles away); “Bohemia Mannor” (approx. 2.4 miles away); “Worsell Mannor” (approx. 2˝ miles away); Colonists' Wrought Iron Cross (approx. 3 miles away); Original Vestry House Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Earleville.
 
Also see . . .  St. Francis Xavier Shrine (Old Bohemia). Shrine website homepage (Submitted on December 30, 2023, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
St. Francis Xavier Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, July 6, 2007
2. St. Francis Xavier Church
National Register of Historic Places plaque on sancturary image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, July 6, 2007
3. National Register of Historic Places plaque on sancturary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,386 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 6, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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