OLD SAINT PAUL'S CHURCH - 7579 SANDY BOTTOM ROAD - CHESTERTOWN MD
A parish of the Diocese of Easton, it is the oldest Episcopal church in the state having continuous services.
The present church is the second building on the site and was built in 1713.
George Copper Sr & Mary Moss were married in the original church building 31 Dec 1700.
The Church is surrounded by a beautiful churchyard which includes, among other things,
an eighteenth century Vestry House and the Bicentennial Oak.
View of East side of St. Paul's Church
Interior of St. Paul's Church
A Swamp Chestnut Oak - designated a Kent County Bicentennial Tree in July, 1976, by the
Maryland Bicentennial Commission. It stands near the main entrance to the Church yard,
116 feet high, 10 feet thick and over 400 years old. (Also shown to the right)
Plaque at the foot of the tree:
MARYLAND BICENTENNIAL TREE
It has stood its ground
Survived the American Revolution and
Continues to serve an appreciative nation
Bicentennial Committee Forest Service
Photos have been shared by
Craig & Marcia Copper and Linda Hunley
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