Upper Marlboro in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
St. Barnabas’ Church
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 (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.)
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
— Submitted November 5, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
Categories. • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Notable Persons •
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.