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

The Congregation in Frederick

 
 
The Congregation in Frederick Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 9, 2007
1. The Congregation in Frederick Marker
Inscription. circa 1745 - Founded by German Reformed settlers led by schoolmaster John Thomas Schley, the Founder of Frederick City.

1934 - Became part of the The Evangelical and Reformed Church a Merger of the Evangelical Synod and German Reformed Church

1957 - Affiliated with The United Church of Christ At the Union of the E&R Church and the Congregational Churches.

Houses of Worship

1743 - Log Church south of Thurmont in the Monocacy settlement shared with the German Lutehrans and the Moravians

Schley's Schoolhouse used as our first Frederick location

1748 - Wooden Church built on West Patrick Street lot

1763 - Stone Church built - Rebuilt in 1881 as "Trinity Chapel" retaining the original 1763 Tower and the 1807 Steeple.

1848 - Present Greek Revival Church Building erected interior remodeled 1891-1912 to enable "High Church" worship.

Placed by the Congregation in Thanksgiving to God in our 250th Anniversary Year - 1995
 
Location. 39° 24.929′ N, 77° 24.693′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on West Church Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located on the entrance steps to the Evangelical
Greek Revival Church Building image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 9, 2007
2. Greek Revival Church Building
The marker is a bronze plaque beside the entrance steps.
Reformed United Church of Christ of Frederick. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 West Church Street, Frederick MD 21701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Thomas Schley (within shouting distance of this marker); “South Magnetic” (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederick’s Poet Lawyer (within shouting distance of this marker); Capital For A Summer (within shouting distance of this marker); In April 1861 (within shouting distance of this marker); Kemp Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Johnson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Dred Scott Decision (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
 
Also see . . .  Present Day Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ. (Submitted on October 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Jackson's visit
On September 7, 1862, Confederate General "Stonewall" Jackson rode in from his camp near the Monocacy River to attend Sunday services. At first he sought out the Presbyterian church nearby, but found the services there completed. Instead he attended
Trinity Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 9, 2007
3. Trinity Chapel
the Reform church. Dr. Daniel Zacharias delivered a sermon centered on the importance of preserving the Union, certainly meant to call out the Confederates in attendance. At the end of the service, Jackson, however, complemented the minister on an excellent sermon. According to legend, Jackson had fallen asleep during the services and thus the unionist message fell on deaf ears!
    — Submitted October 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Adjacent plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 1, 2013
4. Adjacent plaque
The Woman's College of Frederick, Maryland now known as Hood College was founded on this site on May 12, 1893.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,333 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on August 2, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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