Deer Creek Harmony Presbyterian Church - 1871 - Darlington, MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 39° 36.375 W 076° 11.867
18S E 397170 N 4384741
Quick Description: A historic church that is a contributing property for the Silver Houses Historic District in Darlington, Maryland.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 8/29/2021 3:40:01 PM
Waymark Code: WM14W0X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
There are about 500 graves here. Photos taken on 29 August 2021. One particular grave reads, "John A. Silver
son of Benjamin de Clarity Silver
Born
Dec. 25 1820
Died
Aug 28 1878"

Taken from the NRHP nomination form, "6. Deer Creek Harmony Presbyterian Church (HA-165) - southwest corner of
Harmony Church Road and Darlington Road. Three buildings. 1871 Gothic Revival
stone church with bell tower and spire over projecting foyer facing northeast,
Slate gable roof; brick chimney projecting from north slope of roof. Plaque
located on southeast corner inscribed "Completed in 1871, Dedicated debt-free in 1872". Four lancet stained glass windows on each side of rectangular sanctuary;
recessed niche behind pulpit on raised platform at southwest wall. Interior walls
plastered and stencil bordered; last repainted in 1968. Corner stairway to
basement added 1954. Covered walkway on south connects church with two-story
stone veneer education building built 1965 * Cemetery located north and west of
church; stone hipped roof tool shed built 1958*west of church at edge of 4-foot
stone wall bordering church property. Iron gates in wall at front of church.
Slate marker in wall north of church indicates location of 1837 church."
Name of church or churchyard: Deer Creek Harmony Presbyterian Church

Approximate Size: Large (100+)
Year built or dedicated as indicated on the structure or plaque: 1871

Full Inscription (unless noted above):
Completed 1871 Dedicated Debt Free in 1872


Website (if available): Not listed

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