May 21, 2006

The Old Brick Baptist Church

The Old Brick Baptist Church is the oldest standing church in Harford County. C. Milton Wright, in his excellent book, "Our Harford Heritage," wrote that it has hardly changed since it was built in 1737. The 1787 renovation merely replaced the dirt floor with brick. Even the pews are original. The church stands alongside route 165, between Upper Cross Roads and Jarrettsville. BTW, "Our Harford Heritage: A History of Harford County, Maryland" has been reprinted and is available at Preston's Stationery in Bel Air.


Anonymous said...

Can't wait to visit and see if I can find my ancestor in the cemetery.

Kim in Columbia, MD