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Bethesda in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cemetery of the Bethesda Presbyterian Church

 
 
Cemetery of the Bethesda Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 24, 2006
1. Cemetery of the Bethesda Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription.  The Bethesda Meeting House was erected on this site in 1820. The original sanctuary was destroyed by fire. A second edifice was built in 1850 about 100 yards south of the cemetery. In 1926 the church was moved to its present location at Wilson Lane and Clarendon Road.

In 1871 the local post office was given the name of this historic church. "Bethesda" is a Hebrew word which means "House of Mercy."

The Oldest Grave is dated 1820.

"I am the Resurrection and the Life: He that believeth in me,
Though he were dead, yet shall he live.
" John 11:25

 
Erected 1962.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
 
Location. 39° 0.631′ N, 77° 5.859′ W. Marker is in Bethesda, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Rockville Pike (Maryland Route 355) 0.6 miles south of Elsmere Avenue. Marker is about 100 yards north of 9400 Rockville Pike Bethesda. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8717 Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda MD 20814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Cemetery of the Bethesda Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 17, 2014
2. Cemetery of the Bethesda Presbyterian Church Marker
markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Church that Named a Community (within shouting distance of this marker); Bethesda Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Walter Reed Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Walter Reed Monument (approx. half a mile away); "All are Welcome to the Healing Plaza" (approx. 0.6 miles away); At This Location (approx. 0.6 miles away); Tree of Hippocrates (approx. 0.6 miles away); National Naval Medical Center in the 1940’s (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethesda.
 
Cemetery of the Bethesda Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 24, 2006
3. Cemetery of the Bethesda Presbyterian Church
"It is well with the child" image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 6, 2014
4. "It is well with the child"
A. Stuart
Son of
Morton L & Virginia
Venable
Dec.12.1876
Sept.16.1890
"It is well with the child"
Bethesda Meeting House<br>1850 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 24, 2006
5. Bethesda Meeting House
1850
The Old Manse image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 17, 2014
6. The Old Manse
at the Bethesda Meeting House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 321 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 17, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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