St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Point of Rocks, Maryland)

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St. Paul's Episcopal Church
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St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Point of Rocks, Maryland) is located in Maryland
St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Point of Rocks, Maryland)
St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Point of Rocks, Maryland) is located in the US
St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Point of Rocks, Maryland)
Location North of Point of Rocks off U.S. Route 15 (Ballenger Creek Pike), Point of Rocks, Maryland
Coordinates 39°17′13″N 77°31′46″W / 39.28694°N 77.52944°W / 39.28694; -77.52944Coordinates: 39°17′13″N 77°31′46″W / 39.28694°N 77.52944°W / 39.28694; -77.52944
Area 3.9 acres (1.6 ha)
Built 1842 (1842)
Architectural style Federal, Late Federal
NRHP reference # 78001460[1]
Added to NRHP January 31, 1978

St. Paul's Episcopal Church is a small late Federal style brick church near Point of Rocks, Frederick County, Maryland, and built in 1842. It is uniquely austere in an area where the typical country church is a frame or brick Gothic vernacular style.[2] The church was built by slaves from the nearby Duval plantation. During the Civil War the church's furnishings were stripped by Union troops who were using the church as a hospital. Following the war the church vestry successfully sued the U.S. government for $1000 damages.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[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. ^ Douglas M. Greene; Corneila Hickman; Fritz Keller; Mary Margrabe & Mark R. Edwards (October 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: St. Paul's Episcopal Church" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-01-01. 
  3. ^ "St. Paul's Church". Journey Through Hallowed Ground. The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership. 2008-10-03. 

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