St. Simon's Episcopal Mission

St. Simon's Episcopal Mission (HM1TD)

Location: Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 Prince George's County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 44.923', W 76° 45.602'

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One of three Episcopal congregations in southern Maryland created after the Civil War for African Americans. Founded ca. 1892 as a Sunday school by Rev. Francis P. Willes and his sisters. Later became a mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. Provided vocational training for blacks through the Croom Industrial and Agricultural Institute. Visited by Pauli Murray, first black female Episcopal priest. Chapel was demolished in 1976.
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HM NumberHM1TD
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Placed ByMaryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 5:12am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 347052 N 4290362
Decimal Degrees38.74871667, -76.76003333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 44.923', W 76° 45.602'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 44' 55.38" N, 76° 45' 36.12" W
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Area Code(s)301, 202, 410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14300-14344 St Thomas Church Rd, Upper Marlboro MD 20772, US
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