(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.
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|Placed By||Prince George's County Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 9:24am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 351070 N 4316490|
|Decimal Degrees||38.98475000, -76.71948333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 59.085', W 76° 43.169'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 59' 5.10" N, 76° 43' 10.14" W|
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|Area Code(s)||301, 410|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 16536-16586 Annapolis Rd, Bowie MD 20715, US|
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