Christ Episcopal Church
Christ Episcopal Church Jul 09.JPG
Christ Episcopal Church, July 2009
Christ Episcopal Church (Chaptico, Maryland) is located in Maryland
Christ Episcopal Church (Chaptico, Maryland)
Christ Episcopal Church (Chaptico, Maryland) is located in the United States
Christ Episcopal Church (Chaptico, Maryland)
LocationMD 238 (Maddox Rd.) SE of jct. with MD 234, Chaptico, Maryland
Coordinates38°21′57″N 76°47′2″W / 38.36583°N 76.78389°W / 38.36583; -76.78389Coordinates: 38°21′57″N 76°47′2″W / 38.36583°N 76.78389°W / 38.36583; -76.78389
Architectural styleColonial
NRHP reference No.94000728 [1]
Added to NRHPJuly 25, 1994

Christ Episcopal Church is a historic Episcopal church located at Chaptico, St. Mary's County, Maryland, United States. It was constructed in 1736 of Flemish bond brick construction with glazed headers, 60 feet long and 40 feet wide, with an original semicircular brick apse. In 1913, a three-story brick tower with octagonal belfry and spire was added to the west end of the church. The building was constructed under the supervision of Philip Key, vestryman, who was the grandfather of Francis Scott Key. The building was heavily damaged on July 30, 1814, during the War of 1812, when an admiral of the British fleet came ashore and took possession of the village of Chaptico. Surrounding the church is a cemetery with 18th, 19th, and 20th century markers, including a vault for the Key family.[2] Christ Church Parish was one of the original 30 Anglican parishes in the Province of Maryland.

Christ Episcopal Church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ Mary Combs Barber (July 1993). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Christ Episcopal Church" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-01-01.

External links

  • Christ Episcopal Church, St. Mary's County, including undated photo, at Maryland Historical Trust
  • Christ Episcopal Church official website