St. Paul's Episcopal

St. Paul's Episcopal (HM1CFV)

Location: Washington, DC 20011
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 56.81', W 77° 0.72'

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Here, the first church edifice within the future district of Columbia was erected in 1719; a "chapel of ease" of St. John's Church, Broad Creek. It was built of wood with earthen floor. The 100 acre tract named "Generosity" (Comprising the church grounds and Rock Creek Cemetery), was gift of vestryman John Bradford. In 1771, the General Assembly assessed the parish 96,000 pounds of tobacco for a brick structure, which was completed after the Revolution. Partially destroyed by fire 1921, it was immediately rebuilt, incorporating the original brick walls. Rock Creek Parish was erected established 1856

Marker erected 1950 by
National Society of Colonial Dames of America
in the District of Columbia
Year Placed1950
Placed ByThe Colonial Dames of America
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 9:18am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 325639 N 4312801
Decimal Degrees38.94683333, -77.01200000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 56.81', W 77° 0.72'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 56' 48.60" N, 77° 0' 43.20" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1719 Rock Creek Church Rd NW, Washington DC 20011, US
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