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

Church of St. Joseph

Established in 1783 by Father Joseph Hunter, S. J.

— Maurice McDonough —

 
 
Church of St. Joseph Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By M. A. Pimentel, March 9, 2008
1. Church of St. Joseph Marker
Inscription.  
The eighteenth century merchant who died in 1804 is buried here. He willed his modest wealth to establish free schools for the education of poor children in this section of Charles County where he worked as a peddler and storekeeper for many years. Through his benevolence the McDonough Charity Fund was incorporated in 1807. Free schools were established and by 1900 the fund was sufficient to found the first school in the county that offered high school education. Called “The McDonough Institute”, it opened in September 1903 and served the county until 1927. The McDonough Charity Fund Since then has provided college scholarships for persons residing with the original McDonough district.
 
Erected by Charles County Civil War Centennial Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraEducation. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1903.
 
Location. 38° 35.117′ N, 77° 1.439′ W. Marker is in Pomfret, Maryland, in Charles County. Marker is at the intersection of Marshall Corner
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Road (Maryland Route 227) and St. Joseph's Way, on the left when traveling east on Marshall Corner Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4590 St Joseph's Way, Pomfret MD 20675, 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. Friendship House....one of Charles County's Oldest (approx. 1.9 miles away); From Creek to the College of Southern Maryland (approx. 1.9 miles away); “The Monastery” (approx. 2.2 miles away); Thomas Stone (approx. 2.6 miles away); "Eutaw" (approx. 2.8 miles away); Pomonkey High School (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Stones of Maryland (approx. 3.8 miles away); Discover Southern Maryland’s Amazing Stories of Exploration, Hope, and Courage (approx. 3.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. St. Joseph's Church. Church website homepage (Submitted on March 16, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.) 

2. St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties PDF (Submitted on January 17, 2019.) 
 
Wide view of marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By M. A. Pimentel, March 9, 2008
2. Wide view of marker.
Saint Joseph Church Entrance Sign image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, January 18, 2019
3. Saint Joseph Church Entrance Sign
Church of St. Joseph image. Click for full size.
Photographed By M. A. Pimentel, March 9, 2008
4. Church of St. Joseph
Church of St. Joseph Marker image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, January 18, 2019
5. Church of St. Joseph Marker
Church of St. Joseph Marker image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, January 18, 2019
6. Church of St. Joseph Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2008, by M. A. Pimentel of Waldorf, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,531 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 15, 2008, by M. A. Pimentel of Waldorf, Maryland.   3. submitted on January 21, 2019.   4. submitted on March 15, 2008, by M. A. Pimentel of Waldorf, Maryland.   5, 6. submitted on January 21, 2019. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.

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