Rockville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Rockville Methodist Episcopal Church - Jerusalem/Mount Pleasant
Lost Rockville - 1801 to 1850
In 1845, a doctrinal dispute over slavery caused the Methodist Episcopal Church to separate into two factions, North and South. The southern faction in Rockville left the congregation and built a new church in 1868 on West Montgomery Avenue. The old church was left to the North, or non-slavery Methodists, and became a predominantly black congregation. In 1892, the church, now named Jerusalem Methodist Episcopal Church, was dismantled and enlarged.
It housed black students in 1912 when the Rockville Negro Elementary School burned and was the site of graduation ceremonies through the
Erected 2001 by City of Rockville, Maryland, and the Rockville Historic District Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Churches & Religion • Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Maryland, Lost Rockville – 1801 to 1850 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
Location. 39° 5.155′ N, 77° 9.226′ W. Marker is in Rockville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Wood Lane near North Washington Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rockville MD 20850, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jerusalem - Mount Pleasant Church and Parsonage (here, next to this marker); Hebron House and Print Shop (a few steps from this marker); Galilean Temple (within shouting distance of this marker); Mr. T’s (within shouting distance of this marker); Lucy Simpson's Rockville Institute (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rockville’s First Colored Schools (about 400 feet away); Clinton A.M.E. Zion ChurchHiggins House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
More about this marker. One of the "Lost Rockville – 1801 to 1850" series of markers.
Also see . . .
1. Jerusalem-Mt. Pleasant UMC History. (Submitted on July 2, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
2. Jerusalem M.E. Church. Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties (PDF) (Submitted on July 3, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 28, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,058 times since then and 124 times this year. Last updated on June 19, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1. submitted on January 28, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 2. submitted on July 2, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 3. submitted on January 28, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 4, 5. submitted on July 2, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 6. submitted on January 28, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 7. submitted on July 2, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.