Christ Episcopal Church (Chaptico, Maryland)

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Christ Episcopal Church
Christ Episcopal Church Jul 09.JPG
Christ Episcopal Church, July 2009
Christ Episcopal Church (Chaptico, Maryland) is located in Maryland
Christ Episcopal Church (Chaptico, Maryland)
Christ Episcopal Church (Chaptico, Maryland) is located in the US
Christ Episcopal Church (Chaptico, Maryland)
Location MD 238 (Maddox Rd.) SE of jct. with MD 234, Chaptico, Maryland
Coordinates 38°21′57″N 76°47′2″W / 38.36583°N 76.78389°W / 38.36583; -76.78389Coordinates: 38°21′57″N 76°47′2″W / 38.36583°N 76.78389°W / 38.36583; -76.78389
Built 1736
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Colonial
NRHP Reference # 94000728 [1]
Added to NRHP July 25, 1994

Christ Episcopal Church is a historic Episcopal church located at Chaptico, St. Mary's County, Maryland, United States. It was constructed in 1736 of Flemish bond brick construction with glazed headers, 60 feet long and 40 feet wide, with an original semicircular brick apse. In 1913, a three-story brick tower with octagonal belfry and spire was added to the west end of the church. The building was constructed under the supervision of Philip Key, vestryman, who was the grandfather of Francis Scott Key. The building was heavily damaged on July 30, 1814, during the War of 1812, when an admiral of the British fleet came ashore and took possession of the village of Chaptico. Surrounding the church is a cemetery with 18th, 19th, and 20th century markers, including a vault for the Key family.[2] Christ Church Parish was one of the original 30 Anglican parishes in the Province of Maryland.

Christ Episcopal Church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Mary Combs Barber (July 1993). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Christ Episcopal Church" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-01-01. 

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