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St. Barnabas’ Church

 
 
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By F. Robby, November 26, 2004
1. St. Barnabas' Church Marker
Inscription. Erected 1774 (Queen Anne Parish, established, 1705) Prince George's County. In the church which preceded this present structure, George Washington and Robert Eden, last Royal Governor of Maryland, attended service, September 6, 1772, Reverend Jonathan Boucher, Rector.
 
Erected 1932 by Members and Friends of St. Barnabas Church, George Washington Bicentennial.
 
Location. 38° 52.511′ N, 76° 45.584′ W. Marker is in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is at the intersection of Oak Grove Road and Church Road, on the right when traveling west on Oak Grove Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Upper Marlboro MD 20774, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The History of Watkins Regional Park (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Chesapeake Carousel (approx. 2.1 miles away); Hall Station (approx. 2.3 miles away); “Mount Lubentia” (approx. 2.9 miles away); Blacksox Park (approx. 3˝ miles away); Weary Warriors (approx. 3.6 miles away); Archaeology at the Brick Quarters (approx. 3.6 miles away); Seeking Freedom (approx. 3.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Leeland
St. Barnabas' Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 4, 2017
2. St. Barnabas' Church Marker
. Church History. (Submitted on November 5, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

2. St. Barnabas' Episcopal Church, P .G. #79-59. Prince George's County Historic Site Summary Sheet. (Submitted on November 5, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Jonathan Boucher
“The most colorful of St. Barnabas' rectors was Jonathan Boucher, and it was during his tenure, 1771 to 1775, that the present church was built. Before his appointment to Queen Anne Parish, Boucher had served a church in Virginia where he also ran a school for young men. When he came to Queen Anne Parish late in 1771, he brought with him several of his pupils, including John Parke (Jacky) Custis, stepson of his friend, George Washington, and continued his school at his rented home (we know it today as Mount Lubentia). Boucher was a passionate Tory, and soon alienated the revolutionary Patriots in his congregation. His memoirs indicate that he preached some of his last sermons with loaded pistols close at hand. Boucher broke with his friend, General Washington, (‘You are no longer worthy of my friendship; a man of honour can no longer without dishonour be connected with you. With your cause I renounce you ... ’) and sailed for England in September
St. Barnabas' Church image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 4, 2017
3. St. Barnabas' Church
1775.” — Prince George's County Historical Society News and Notes, Jan-Feb 2004
    — Submitted November 5, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

 
Categories. Churches & ReligionColonial EraNotable Persons
 
St. Barnabas' Church image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 4, 2017
4. St. Barnabas' Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,168 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 18, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   2, 3, 4. submitted on November 5, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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