Near Cordova in Talbot County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
St. Joseph’s Church
Originally a mission of Old Bohemia founded March 18, 1765, by Father Joseph Mosley, S.J. Oldest section built 1782, additions made 1848 and 1903. Father Mosley [is] one of three priests interred under Chapel.
Since 1868, except during wars, annual jousting tournaments held here on first Wednesday of August.
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era. A significant historical date for this entry is March 18, 1765.
Location. 38° 55.8′ N, 76° 0.747′ W. Marker is near Cordova, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker is at the intersection of Queen Anne's Highway (Maryland Route 404) and Church Lane, on the right when traveling east on Queen Anne's Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cordova MD 21625, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Champion for Equality (approx. 3.6 miles away); Forging Freedom from Places of Bondage (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Beloved Tuckahoe Home of Frederick Douglass Honoring an American Hero (approx. 3.6 miles away); Old Wye Episcopal Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Wye Oak (approx. 3.7 miles away); a different marker also named Wye Oak (approx. 3.7 miles away); Preserving a Legacy (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cordova.
Also see . . .
1. St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Maryland Historical trust website entry (Submitted on March 4, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. The Woodstock Letters 1906. History Archives website entry:
Proceed to PDF page 227 to read the letters of Father Joseph Mosley S.J. (Submitted on September 19, 2015.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,902 times since then and 87 times this year. Last updated on March 8, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1. submitted on September 19, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 2. submitted on August 14, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. 3. submitted on September 19, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 25, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 9, 10. submitted on January 20, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.