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Stevensville in Queen Anne's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Christ Church

Town of Broad Creek

 
 
Christ Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, October 19, 2007
1. Christ Church Marker
Inscription. First Christian congregation in Maryland organized 1632 by the Reverend Richard James at Kent Fort, south end of island. Church moved here ca. 1650. Rebuilt 1712 and 1826. This oldest continuous congregation in Maryland moved to Stevensville in 1880.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 58.296′ N, 76° 19.717′ W. Marker is in Stevensville, Maryland, in Queen Anne's County. Marker is on Maryland Route 8 0.2 miles south of Airport Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stevensville MD 21666, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Broad Creek Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); British Takeover (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kent Island (approx. 0.4 miles away); Byway Destinations (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named Byway Destinations (approx. 4.3 miles away); Chesapeake Country National Scenic Byway (approx. 4.3 miles away); Maryland's Eastern Shore (approx. 4.3 miles away); Enemy Occupation (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stevensville.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial EraNotable Persons
 
Wide view of the Christ Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, August 8, 2010
2. Wide view of the Christ Church Marker
Broad Creek Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, August 8, 2010
3. Broad Creek Cemetery
The site of the Christ Church (1652) and cemetery. An archeological dig has located the cornerstones of the church and multiple graves. The site is currently undergoing the first steps of preservation.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,064 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 24, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on August 9, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of the Old Christ Church (1880), Stevensville • Can you help?
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