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ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CATHOLIC CHURCH

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St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

 

 
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church is located in the present day town of Compton, Maryland. was  an early Catholic Church.  In early times the area was known as "Newtown."  Some early Johnsons worshiped there.  References can be found in the church records to the wedding of Mary  Johnson and John Murrein on December 4, 1769.  As you will read this church has an incredible history stretching back to the period when the Protestants were oppressing the Catholics of St. Mary's County, Maryland.