Nanjemoy Baptist Church, Charles County, Maryland

Posted by on Jun 4, 2012 in Blog | 3 comments

Nanjemoy Baptist Church, 2975 Baptist Church Road, Nanjemoy, Maryland

Nanjemoy Baptist Church, Nanjemoy, Maryland

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Nanjemoy Baptist Church is one of the oldest continuous Baptist churches in Maryland.  Its history is unique in that it is the mother of the Southern Baptist churches in the Tri-County area of Maryland.  As early as 1790, four men from Virginia crossed the Potomac and started to preach in Nanjemoy.  These men, William Fristoe, Jeremiah Moore, Andrew Leach, and Henry Hagen, were often personally insulted and abused, but they continued to preach and the congregation continued to grow.  In 1791, one acre of land was purchased for the purpose of building a meeting house.  All evidence supports the belief that this is the building being used today.  Through the years, the membership has increased and many improvements and additions have been made.

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3 Comments

  1. Excellent shot Mark. There is something about that tree that really adds a great feel to the image.
    Len Saltiel recently posted..Return to MarsMy Profile

  2. Wonderful shot of this historic church. Nice write-up too. I am always amazed when old historic buildings and sites are still active today.

    You really processed this image nicely, man.
    Jimi Jones recently posted..River CrossingMy Profile

  3. nice work Mark, and I am with Len that tree adds a nice touch!
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