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Cheltenham in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cheltenham United Methodist Church

(Formerly Westwood Methodist Episcopal Church)

 
 
Cheltenham United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 2, 2004
1. Cheltenham United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  Founded in 1873 at Westwood Farm, home of Julius H. Pyles. The cornerstone was laid on October 30, 1879 and the church constructed by the congregation. Enoch Pratt, Baltimore City philanthropist, attended the dedication. The pulpit was handmade from a cherry tree taken from the property. Early ministers traveled from Bladensburg on horseback.

The Sunday School building was added in 1945.
 
Erected 1978 by Prince George's County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1718.
 
Location. 38° 44.218′ N, 76° 49.489′ W. Marker is in Cheltenham, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is at the intersection of Crain Highway (U.S. 301) and Frank Tippett Road, on the right when traveling south on Crain Highway. Marker is on the driveway to the church, about 100 feet from Crain Highway (US 301). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cheltenham MD 20623, 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. Church of the Atonement, 1875 (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Cheltenham United Methodist Church Marker. image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, June 24, 2019
2. Cheltenham United Methodist Church Marker.
Viewing marker from the north.
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Mount Airy (approx. 2 miles away); Stables/Tack House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Bellefields (approx. 2.7 miles away); Slaves’ Infirmary [on His Lordship’s Kindness] (approx. 3 miles away); His Lordship’s Kindness (approx. 3.2 miles away); St. Simon's Episcopal Mission (approx. 3.6 miles away); St. Thomas' Parish Church (approx. 3.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Cheltenham United Methodist Church, Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties. (Submitted on August 8, 2019.)
2. Cheltenham United Methodist Church History. (Submitted on August 8, 2019.)
 
Cheltenham United Methodist Church Marker & Church exterior image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, June 24, 2019
3. Cheltenham United Methodist Church Marker & Church exterior
Viewing marker from the south.
Cheltenham UMC image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 2, 2004
4. Cheltenham UMC
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,340 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 17, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on August 8, 2019.   4. submitted on November 17, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.

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