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Petworth in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

St. Paul's Episcopal

 
 
St. Paul's Episcopal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 10, 2011
1. St. Paul's Episcopal Marker
Inscription. Here, the first church edifice within the future district of Columbia was erected in 1719; a "chapel of ease" of St. John's Church, Broad Creek. It was built of wood with earthen floor. The 100 acre tract named "Generosity" (Comprising the church grounds and Rock Creek Cemetery), was gift of vestryman John Bradford. In 1771, the General Assembly assessed the parish 96,000 pounds of tobacco for a brick structure, which was completed after the Revolution. Partially destroyed by fire 1921, it was immediately rebuilt, incorporating the original brick walls. Rock Creek Parish was erected established 1856

Marker erected 1950 by
National Society of Colonial Dames of America
in the District of Columbia

 
Erected 1950 by the Colonial Dames of America.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Society of Colonial Dames of America marker series.
 
Location. 38° 56.81′ N, 77° 0.72′ W. Marker is in Petworth, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Allison Street. Touch for map. Marker is in Rock Creek Cemetery, 201 Allison Street Northwest Washington, DC 20011 on the wall of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20011, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 10, 2011
2. St. Paul's Episcopal Church
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Paul's Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Memorial Day Order (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Totten (approx. 0.3 miles away); President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Totten (approx. 0.4 miles away); U. S. Soldiers' Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Totten (approx. 0.4 miles away); Grant Circle (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petworth.
 
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The nearby formal entry to the United States Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 10, 2011
3. The nearby formal entry to the United States Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 31, 2015
4. St. Paul's Episcopal Church
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, west side image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 31, 2015
5. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, west side
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Rock Creek Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 31, 2015
6. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Rock Creek Cemetery
The marker can be seen at the lower right side of the church.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 28, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 403 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 28, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4, 5, 6. submitted on January 31, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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