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Near Cordova in Talbot County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

St. Joseph’s Church

 
 
St. Joseph’s Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 7, 2015
1. St. Joseph’s Church Marker
Inscription.  
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 SitesChurches & ReligionColonial 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
Wide view of the St. Joseph’s Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, August 12, 2011
2. Wide view of the St. Joseph’s Church Marker
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(approx. 3.6 miles away); 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.) 
 
St. Joseph’s Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 7, 2015
3. St. Joseph’s Church
This side faces the road.
St. Joseph's Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, October 22, 2007
4. St. Joseph's Church
Rear of St. Joseph's Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, October 22, 2007
5. Rear of St. Joseph's Church
Church cornerstone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, October 22, 2007
6. Church cornerstone
Stained glass window of Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, October 22, 2007
7. Stained glass window of Church
St. Joseph's Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, October 22, 2007
8. St. Joseph's Cemetery
St. Joseph’s Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 5, 2005
9. St. Joseph’s Church Marker
Austin J. Durney, Spanish American War Medal of Honor Recipient is buried in St. Joseph's Church Cemetery. His GPS Coordinates are N38.9103 W76.0131 MEDAL OF HONOR CITATION: DURNEY, AUSTIN J. Rank and organization: Blacksmith, U.S. Navy. Born: 26 November 1867, Philadelphia, Pa. Entered service at: Woodland, Mo. G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899. Citation: On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Durney set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action
St. Joseph’s Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 5, 2005
10. St. Joseph’s Church Marker
Austin J. Durney photos of new VA marker and old private marker
 
 
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 1,735 times since then and 52 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.

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Jul. 5, 2022