Sacred Heart Chapel - White Marsh

Sacred Heart Chapel - White Marsh (HMKVX)

Location: Bowie, MD 20715 Prince George's County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 59.085', W 76° 43.169'

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(Formerly St. Francis Borgia)

Sacred Heart Chapel was built about 1741 by Jesuit Priests on the property known as White Marsh. The priests turned their 2,000 acre bequest into a thriving plantation. During the 1780's the American clergy met several times at White Marsh, and here on May 18th, 1789, they nominated John Carroll to be the first American Bishop. In the 1800's Jesuit novices studied at White Marsh, including Pierre de Smet, misisonary to the Indians. On Pentacost, 1853, fire destroyed everything on the hill except the walls of the Chapel. The present reconstruction dates from 1956 and has been renovated many times. It is the oldest Catholic church in Prince George's County.
Year Placed1978
Placed ByPrince George's County Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 9:24am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 351070 N 4316490
Decimal Degrees38.98475000, -76.71948333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 59.085', W 76° 43.169'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 59' 5.10" N, 76° 43' 10.14" W
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Area Code(s)301, 410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16536-16586 Annapolis Rd, Bowie MD 20715, US
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