St. Mary's Catholic Church (Bryantown, Maryland)

St. Mary's Catholic Church is a parish of the Roman Catholic Church located near Bryantown, Maryland, in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.[1] Established in 1793, it operates a parochial school and houses a large cemetery. St. Mary's Cemetery is most notably the final resting spot of Dr. Samuel Mudd, a physician who set the leg of John Wilkes Booth the day after U.S. President Lincoln's assassination on April 14, 1865.[2] As such, it is a stop on the Booth's Escape Scenic Byway.

St. Mary's Catholic Church
St. Mary's Catholic Church, Bryantown, Maryland (1901).jpg
St. Mary's Catholic Church, 1901
St. Mary's Catholic Church is located in Maryland
St. Mary's Catholic Church
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Location in Maryland
38°32′22″N 76°50′13″W / 38.53944°N 76.83694°W / 38.53944; -76.83694Coordinates: 38°32′22″N 76°50′13″W / 38.53944°N 76.83694°W / 38.53944; -76.83694
Location13715 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown, Maryland
CountryUnited States
DenominationRoman Catholic
Websitewww.stmarysbryantown.com
History
StatusChurch
Founded1793
Clergy
Pastor(s)Rory T. Conley
Deacon(s)Daniel E. Ford

Although Catholic worship in Bryantown was recorded as early as 1654, land for a log cabin church was not set aside until 1743. Construction on the current church began in 1846. It was damaged by fire in 1963, rebuilt, and rededicated in 1966.[3]


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Saint Mary Catholic Church". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Oldroyd, Osborn H. (1901). The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln: Flight, Pursuit, Capture, and Punishment of the Conspirators. O.H. Oldroyd. p. 211.
  3. ^ Potyraj, John E. (1993), Common Bond – St. Mary's Church, Bryantown, Marylandy, Steeple Press

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