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La Plata in Charles County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Durham Church, Episcopal - 1692

 
 
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By Chris Nelson, September 5, 2010
1. Old Durham Church, Episcopal - 1692 Marker
Inscription.  11.8 miles West near Ironsides, MD. Oldest church in Charles County. Served by thirty rectors through 257 years. Present building erected 1732. Visited by George Washington 1771. Restored by Governor Smallwood 1791.
 
Erected 1949 by National Society, Colonial Dames of America, of the District of Columbia.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial Era. In addition, it is included in the The Colonial Dames of America, National Society of series list.
 
Location. 38° 31.765′ N, 76° 58.985′ W. Marker is in La Plata, Maryland, in Charles County. Marker is at the intersection of Crain Highway (U.S. 301) and Port Tobacco Road (Maryland Route 6), on the right when traveling south on Crain Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6665 Crain Highway, La Plata MD 20646, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of those Charles County Citizens who lost their lives at the Pentagon September 11, 2001 (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Star Memorial Garden
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Christ Church Episcopal (approx. 0.2 miles away); Remembrance (approx. 0.4 miles away); La Plata Train Museum (approx. 0.4 miles away); Surgeon General Revolutionary Army (approx. half a mile away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Vietnam Conflict Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Plata.
 
Also see . . .
1. Old Durham Church, Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties. (Submitted on January 17, 2019.)
2. Christ Church-Old Durham Parish. (Submitted on January 17, 2019.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2010, by Chris Nelson of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,682 times since then and 34 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 11, 2010, by Chris Nelson of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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