Rehobeth Presbyterian Church

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Rehoboth Presbyterian Church
Historic presbyterian church in what is now rehobeth maryland.jpg
Rehobeth Presbyterian Church is located in Maryland
Rehobeth Presbyterian Church
Rehobeth Presbyterian Church is located in the US
Rehobeth Presbyterian Church
Location S of Rehobeth off MD 667, Rehobeth, Maryland, USA
Coordinates 38°2′21″N 75°39′53″W / 38.03917°N 75.66472°W / 38.03917; -75.66472Coordinates: 38°2′21″N 75°39′53″W / 38.03917°N 75.66472°W / 38.03917; -75.66472
Area less than one acre
Built 1706 (1706)
NRHP Reference # 74000964[1]
Added to NRHP November 5, 1974

Rehoboth Presbyterian Church is a historic Presbyterian church located at Westover, Maryland in Somerset County near the Pocomoke River and Chesapeake Bay.

William Stevens, an influential Somerset County citizen and member of the establishes Church of England (attending at the nearby Coventry Parish Ruins) issued a call to the Reverend Francis Makemie (1658-1708), an Ulster Scots clergyman who arrived in the colony and became known as the "Father of American Presbyterianism." [2]

The old church is a simple one-story Flemish bond brick building, three bays wide by three deep, constructed about 1706. It was remodeled in 1888, and the original clear glass windows were replaced with the present leaded ones. The interior features a barrel-vault wooden ceiling, box pews with single raised panel on the ends, and a paneled gallery. A cemetery surrounds it, and several other buildings in complemetary styles were erected nearby.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Ann E. Hill and Lois Snyderman (January 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Rehobeth Presbyterian Church" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-03-01. 

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