Mount Gilboa Chapel
Mt. Gilboa Chapel
|Location||2312 Westchester Avenue, Oella, Maryland|
|Area||1 acre (0.40 ha)|
|NRHP reference #||76000978|
|Added to NRHP||October 21, 1976|
Mt. Gilboa Chapel is a historic African Methodist Episcopal Church located in Oella, Baltimore County, Maryland. It is a small stone church measuring 28 feet by 42 feet, built about 1859 by free African Americans. The front façade is ashlar masonry, but the sides and rear are of rubble.
The building is the replacement of an earlier log chapel of unknown origin. It is possible that neighbor Benjamin Banneker attended services in such a log building. An obelisk that the Maryland Bicentennial Commission and the State Commission on Afro American History and Culture erected in 1977 to commemorate Banneker stands in the church's yard near his unmarked grave.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Rev. Roland Howard (1975). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Mount Gilboa Chapel" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-03-01.
- (1) "Benjamin Banneker" marker in website of hmdb.org: The Historical Marker Database. Retrieved 2008-08-27.
(2) "Mount Gilboa Chapel". Find a Grave. Retrieved 2010-08-10.
(3) Coordinates of Benjamim Banneker obelisk:
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