(St. Matthew's Episcopal Church)Directly behind you, John W. Garrett built Garrett Memorial Church in 1869 as a memorial to his brother Henry S. Garrett who died in 1867. The site was originally chosen by his brother for a church, but he died before steps could be taken to build it. Early residents referred to it as "the stone church" since it was the first church in Oakland to be completely constructed of this material. The Garrett brothers had a long affiliation with the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and the stones came from a quarry beside the railroad tracks near Rowlesburg, W. V. The quarry was the source of quality building stone which the railroad used for bridges and building foundations, so John W. Garrett chose to use stones from this quarry.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 5:08am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 637029 N 4363429|
|Decimal Degrees||39.40950000, -79.40835000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 24.57', W 79° 24.501'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 24' 34.20" N, 79° 24' 30.06" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||301, 240|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 125 E Liberty St, Oakland MD 21550, US|
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