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St. Inigoes in St. Mary's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

St. Ignatius Church

 
 
St. Ignatius Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 11, 2015
1. St. Ignatius Church Marker
Inscription.
This Property
St. Ignatius Church
Has been placed on the the
National Register
of Historic Places
By the United States
Department of Interior

 
Location. 38° 9.019′ N, 76° 25.442′ W. Marker is in St. Inigoes, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker is on Villa Road when traveling west. Touch for map. Near the entrance to the Naval Electronic Systems Engineering Activity St Inigoes. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Inigoes MD 20684, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John LaFarge, S.J. (a few steps from this marker); Disaster at Ragged Point (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Tulip Disaster (approx. 0.8 miles away); USS Tulip Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Union's Defense (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Manor of Cornwaleys’ Cross (approx. 1.5 miles away); Mattapany Street (approx. 2.3 miles away); Fear of War, People of Peace (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Inigoes.
 
Also see . . .  St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church. (PDF) National Register of Historic Places Inventory Form. “The present church was constructed in 1785 after the American Revolution
St. Ignatius Church image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 11, 2015
2. St. Ignatius Church
1785
Built on St. Inigoes Manor
Patented 1639
had restored freedom of religion to Maryland. Within sight of St. Inigoes Manor house, it is of locally made brick laid in Flemish bond with random glazed headers, a water table and gable banding.” (Submitted on January 14, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial Era
 
St. Ignatius Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 11, 2015
3. St. Ignatius Church Marker
St. Ignatius Church image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 11, 2015
4. St. Ignatius Church
 IHS MAR<br> Ignatius image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 11, 2015
5.  IHS MAR
Ignatius
D. O. M. image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 11, 2015
6. D. O. M.
I have chosen this place to myself for a house of sacrifice… and have sanctified it, that my name may be there forever and my eyes and my heart may remain there perpetually. —
A.D. 1823       IHS       2. Paralip. VII.12.16.v.
St. Ignatius Church image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 11, 2015
7. St. Ignatius Church
The center portion of the church was built in 1785. The brick sacristy on the east (right) end was added in 1817 and the wood frame vestibule at the west (left) end was added in 1886.  
Captain Randolph Jones' Grave<br>in the Cemetery at St. Ignatius Church image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 11, 2015
8. Captain Randolph Jones' Grave
in the Cemetery at St. Ignatius Church
Capt. Randolph Jones
Army of the U.S.
Born Cross Manor 1815
Died Cross Manor 1896
Wife Matilda Cross
of New Jersey
Father
Caleb Morris Jones
Mother
Rebecca Jones

In August 1864, "while charging breastworks in front of Petersburg , Virginia a soldier behind {Captain Randolph} Jones accidentally fell and struck the officer across his loins with the barrel of his musket… Jones was sent to St. Mary's County to recuperate. When Jones' condition did not improve sufficiently for him to return to service, Dr. Caleb Jones {his father} signed a certificate to accompany the captain's request for a medical discharge… His discharge for physical disability was dated September 12, 1864.” — National Register Form for Cross Manor.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 305 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on January 14, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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