Church of St. Joseph

Church of St. Joseph (HM3OA)

Location: Pomfret, MD 20675 Charles County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 35.117', W 77° 1.439'

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Established in 1783
by Father Joseph Hunter, S. J.
Maurice McDonough

The eighteenth century merchant who died in 1804 is buried here. He willed his modest wealth to establish free schools for the education of poor children in this section of Charles County where he worked as a peddler and storekeeper for many years. Through his benevolence the McDonough Charity Fund was incorporated in 1807. Free schools were established and by 1900 the fund was sufficient to found the first school in the county that offered high school education. Called "The McDonough Institute", it opened in September 1903 and served the county until 1927. The McDonough Charity Fund Since then has provided college scholarships for persons residing with the original McDonough district.
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HM NumberHM3OA
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Placed ByCharles County Civil War Centennial Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 11:33pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323713 N 4272699
Decimal Degrees38.58528333, -77.02398333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 35.117', W 77° 1.439'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 35' 7.02" N, 77° 1' 26.34" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8305 Marshall Corner Rd, Pomfret MD 20675, US
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