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

St. Simon's Mission, 1896

St. Thomas' Episcopal Parish

 
 
St. Simon's Mission, 1896 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, August 18, 2013
1. St. Simon's Mission, 1896 Marker
Inscription.  Here met St. Simon's Mission for African-Americans 1902-1964. Begun 1896 by the Willes family, church building moved here in 1902. Land, once part of John Eversfield's estate Hackthorne Heath, purchased by Susan Willes from the Hooe family. Pauli Murray, noted Episcopal priest, lived here 1921-1931. longest serving rector was Samuel H. White, 1934-1952. Croom Industrial and Agricultural Institute adjoined this property. Chapel and rectory deconsecrated and torn down in 1976. Cemetery lies south of this site.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1896.
 
Location. 38° 44.852′ N, 76° 45.41′ W. Marker is in Croom, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on St. Thomas Church Road, 0.2 miles east of Croom Road (Route 382), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Upper Marlboro MD 20772, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bishop Thomas John Claggett (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Thomas' Parish Church (about 700 feet away); Enemy Bluff
St. Simon's Mission, 1896 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, August 18, 2013
2. St. Simon's Mission, 1896 Marker
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(about 700 feet away); St. Simon's Episcopal Mission (approx. 0.2 miles away); Croom (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bellefields (approx. 1.1 miles away); Shaded Reprieve (approx. 2.3 miles away); Eastern Bluebird (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Croom.
 
Cemetery Gate image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, August 18, 2013
3. Cemetery Gate
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2013, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 393 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 7, 2013, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.

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Jul. 3, 2022