Manokin Presbyterian Church

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Manokin Presbyterian Church
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The church in 2008
Manokin Presbyterian Church is located in Maryland
Manokin Presbyterian Church
Manokin Presbyterian Church is located in the US
Manokin Presbyterian Church
Location 11890 Somerset Avenue (MD 675), Princess Anne, Maryland
Coordinates 38°12′27″N 75°41′43″W / 38.20750°N 75.69528°W / 38.20750; -75.69528Coordinates: 38°12′27″N 75°41′43″W / 38.20750°N 75.69528°W / 38.20750; -75.69528
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1765 (1765)
NRHP Reference # 76001011[1]
Added to NRHP November 21, 1976

The Manokin Presbyterian Church is a historic church located in Princess Anne, Somerset County, Maryland. It is a 1 12-story brick structure with a three-story entrance tower on the east end. The walls of the main section were built in 1765, and the tower was added in 1888. It is one of the first organized Presbyterian Churches established in America. In 1672, a group of Scotch-Irish Presbyterians who had settled on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, petitioned the Grand Jury of Somerset County for a civil permit to hold services of worship and to have their own minister. The permission was granted, and Robert Maddox was called by the Grand Jury to preach on the third Sunday of each month, at the home of Christopher Nutter, 'at the head of the Manokin River,' the present site. In 1680 a request was sent by Colonel Stevens of Rehobeth to the Presbytery at Laggan, Ireland, for an ordained minister, and three years later, in answer to that request, the Reverend Francis Makemie, a 25-year-old, recently ordained minister, arrived in Somerset County. Under his leadership, this church, and those at Rehobeth, Pitts Creek, Snow Hill, and Wicomico were organized.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Pamela James (June 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Manokin Presbyterian Church" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-03-01. 

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