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. 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. As such, it is a stop on the Booth's Escape Scenic Byway.
|St. Mary's Catholic Church|
|Location||13715 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown, Maryland|
|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.
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- Potyraj, John E. (1993), Common Bond – St. Mary's Church, Bryantown, Marylandy, Steeple Press