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St. Ignatius Catholic Church


St. Ignatius Church in St. Inigoes, Maryland was established in 1641 by Father Andrew White who was one of the first Jesuits to arrive in the new colony of Maryland.  This church has one of the oldest cemeteries in America.  The present church was built in 1798 by Fr. Charles Sewall, S.J. and is dedicated to St. Ignatius Loyola.  Unfortunately the church records were destroyed in a fire on December 27, 1866 but the baptismal book began in 1862 was saved.  A good history of this church can be found at their website:

See also Tom Stevenson's great photo essay on this church at: