Chapel Point State Park

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Chapel Point State Park
Maryland State Park
Chapel Point State Park Sept 09.JPG
Country United States
State Maryland
County Charles
Elevation 138 ft (42 m) [1]
Coordinates 38°28′09″N 77°00′50″W / 38.46917°N 77.01389°W / 38.46917; -77.01389Coordinates: 38°28′09″N 77°00′50″W / 38.46917°N 77.01389°W / 38.46917; -77.01389 [1]
Area 821 acres (332 ha) [2]
Established 1972
Management Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Location in Maryland
Website: Chapel Point State Park

Chapel Point State Park is an undeveloped public recreation area located on the Port Tobacco River, a tributary of the Potomac, in Charles County, Maryland.[3] The state park offers fishing and hunting. Adjacent to the park, St. Ignatius Church and cemetery, the oldest continuous Roman Catholic parish in the United States, offers a scenic river view.

History[edit]

In the early 20th century, Chapel Point had an amusement park[4] with facilities for roller skating and social functions and played host to the first Charles County Fair.[5] The property, which had been Jesuit land since it was patented in 1638, was acquired from the Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergymen by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources in 1972.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Chapel Point State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Fiscal Year 2016 DNR Owned Lands Acreage" (PDF). Maryland Department of Natural Resources. July 29, 2016. Retrieved November 2, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Chapel Point State Park". Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 2, 2017. 
  4. ^ Cathy Hardy (May 22, 2002). "Chapel Point" (PDF). Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties Form. Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Chapel Point Park". Historical Marker Database. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  6. ^ A. Levinthal; et al. (September 15, 2003). "Chapel Point State Park" (PDF). Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties Form. Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved November 2, 2017. 

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