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Makemie Memorial Presbyterian Church
is a historic Presbyterian church
Presbyterianism refers to a number of Christian churches adhering to the Calvinist theological tradition within Protestantism, which are organized according to a characteristic Presbyterian polity. Presbyterian theology typically emphasizes the sovereignty of God, the authority of the Scriptures,...
located in Snow Hill
Snow Hill is a town in Worcester County, Maryland, United States. The population was 2,409 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Worcester County.-History:...
, Worcester County, Maryland
-2010:Whereas according to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau:*82.0% White*13.6% Black*0.3% Native American*1.1% Asian*0.0% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander*1.7% Two or more races*1.3% Other races*3.2% Hispanic or Latino -2000:...
. In 1883, for the 200th anniversary of the organization of the church, it was resolved to build a Makemie Memorial Church in honor of its founder, Reverend Francis Makemie
The Rev. Francis Makemie was an Irish clergyman, considered to be the founder of Presbyterianism in United States of America.Makemie was born into the Ulster-Scots community in Ramelton, County Donegal, part of the Province of Ulster in the north of Ireland. He went on to become a clergyman and...
(1658 – 1708). The present building designed by noted Philadelphia architect Isaac Pursell
Isaac Pursell was a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based architect.He was born at Trenton, New Jersey in 1853 and attended public schools. He received architectural training in the Philadelphia offices of Samuel Sloan. He was a prolific designer of churches located in the eastern United States. Many...
. It was started in 1887 and dedicated on June 29, 1890. It is a Gothic Revival structure, built of red brick with red sandstone trim. There are five beautiful memorial windows in the sanctuary and the vaulted ceiling is supported by hand hewn, exposed wooded arches. It has two tall towers. Maryland Senator Ephraim King Wilson II
Ephraim King Wilson II the son of Ephraim King Wilson, was a Congressional Representative and a Senator from Maryland....
(1821 - 1891) is buried in the adjacent graveyard.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places
The National Register of Historic Places is the United States government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation...