Hancock in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
St. Thomas Church
During 1861–62 the church was used as a hospital by Union troops of 39th Illinois Regiment Volunteers, 5th Connecticut Regiment Volunteers, 46th Pennsylvania Regiment Volunteers, and 28th New York Regiment Volunteers, under Colonel Williams. Their batteries were placed around and behind the church to repel Stonewall Jackson’s batteries, on the opposite hill in West Virginia.
Erected by the State Roads Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • War, US Civil.
Location. 39° 41.93′ N, 78° 10.67′ W. Marker is in Hancock, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Maryland Route 144) and Church Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hancock MD 21750, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A panorama of the original Maryland-West Virginia river bridge / "The Light House" (a few steps from this marker); In Honor and Remembrance (within shouting distance of this marker); Hancock (within shouting distance of this marker); Gettysburg Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Hancock (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hancock.
Regarding St. Thomas Church. Saint Thomas Church is at the end of Church Street, one block north of this marker.
Also see . . .
1. Saint Thomas Episcopal Parish History. Church website entry (Submitted on December 6, 2006.)
2. A Brief History of Hancock, Maryland. Town website entry (Submitted on December 6, 2006.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,934 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 6, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 4, 5. submitted on August 28, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.