St. John's Church (Ruxton, Maryland)

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St. John's Church
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North side
St. John's Church (Ruxton, Maryland) is located in Maryland
St. John's Church (Ruxton, Maryland)
St. John's Church (Ruxton, Maryland) is located in the US
St. John's Church (Ruxton, Maryland)
Location 7538 Bellona Ave., Ruxton, Maryland
Coordinates 39°23′40.8″N 76°38′38.5″W / 39.394667°N 76.644028°W / 39.394667; -76.644028Coordinates: 39°23′40.8″N 76°38′38.5″W / 39.394667°N 76.644028°W / 39.394667; -76.644028
Area 0.8 acres (0.32 ha)
Built 1886 (1886)
Built by Horn, George
Architectural style Gothic
NRHP Reference # 82002807[1]
Added to NRHP March 15, 1982

St. John's Church is a historic A.U.M.P. Church located in Ruxton, Baltimore County, Maryland. It was built in 1886 as a successor to the original log cabin church built on the site in 1833, and is a frame Carpenter Gothic-style gable-roofed structure with board-and-batten siding, stylized lancet windows and decorative detailing. Also on the property is a 1 12-story stuccoed stone house, believed to date from about 1835, which was used as a parsonage and has suffered significant fire damage, and a simple frame rectangular social hall built about 1890. The African American congregation that constructed this church was formed in the 1830s and they acquired this site in 1833. According to its National Register listing, "St. John's Church is particularly important as an exceptional example of African American church building in the late 19th century." [2]

There is an extensive burial ground behind the church.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 15, 1982, reference number 82002807.[1]


South side 
East side 
South side of the burial ground 


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Ronald L. Andrews and John McGrain (November 1981). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: St. John's Church" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-03-01.