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Chapel Hill in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Chapel Hill

 
 
Chapel Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 26, 2014
1. Chapel Hill Marker
Inscription. A post-Civil War African American farming community established on former plantation land. Named for the Digges family chapel. A Freedman's Bureau School established in 1868 and a meetinghouse of ca. 1880 became focal points of the community. A benevolent society lodge and Rosenwald school were built in 1922. Followed by a second Rosenwald school in 1925.
 
Erected 2014 by The Maryland HIstorical Trust/Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Rosenwald Schools marker series.
 
Location. 38° 43.714′ N, 76° 58.706′ W. Marker is in Chapel Hill, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Old Fort Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11700 Old Fort Rd, Fort Washington MD 20744, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Silesia School (approx. 1.4 miles away); Broad Creek Historic District (approx. 1.5 miles away); “Coach” James W. Crawford (approx. 1.6 miles away); Piscataway (approx. 1.9 miles away);
Chapel Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 26, 2014
2. Chapel Hill Marker
Prince Georgeís County - St. Johnís Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Mortar Battery (approx. 2.9 miles away); “Warburton Manor” (approx. 2.9 miles away); Firepower on the Potomac (approx. 3.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Chapel Hill (80-018). (PDF) Community Survey. (Submitted on December 28, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.Education
 
Chapel Hill Sign<br>at 12214 Old Fort Road image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 26, 2014
3. Chapel Hill Sign
at 12214 Old Fort Road
Chapel Hill Cemetery<br>Across from 12008 Old Fort Road image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 26, 2014
4. Chapel Hill Cemetery
Across from 12008 Old Fort Road
This Cemetery is remnant of the old location of Providence Methodist-Episcopal Church.
Sacred to the Memory of Jas. E. Sansbury image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 26, 2014
5. Sacred to the Memory of Jas. E. Sansbury
The only remaining headstone in the weed choked Chapel Hill Cemetery is that of James. E. Sansbury who died in 1870.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 28, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 28, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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