The St. Maryís Chapel
Marylandís First Brick Church
There are hundreds of unmarked graves in and around the chapel. This site was cemetery for St. Maryís City the earliest years of settlement. Many of Marylandís founders lie here in long-forgotten graves. In 1990, three lead coffins were discovered buried in the left arm or transept of the cross-shaped building. These are the first 17th-century lead coffins found by archaeologist in North America.
Location. 38° 11.234′ N, 76° 26.078′ W. Marker is in St. Mary's City, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker is on Trinity Church Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Marys City MD 20686, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sharing Land and Legacy (a few steps from this marker); Saint Maryís Female Seminary (within shouting distance of this marker); After the Disastrous Fire
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 29, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 29, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.