The Historic Landscape of Caroline County

We identified the locations of the earliest Black churches and communities in the Choptank River Heritage area by researching and comparing primary sources:

In the map shown on this page, use the toggle at the upper left to turn on/off background layers for 1850-1900 maps of Caroline and surrounding counties. 

Use the grid icon to change the modern basemap from topographic to satellite imagery, roads and streets, or others.

Below the map are lists of identified Black churches and communities which appear in the map.

 

 

Or go to the larger map of Black Churches and Communities in the Historic Landscape of Caroline County, Maryland with historical and imagery basemaps.

 


 

See our Choptank River Heritage Sites Research map application for the geographic locations of all documented sites.  These sites can be viewed over a variety of topographic, satellite and aerial imagery, and historic basemaps.

Many of the historic sites are described in detail here in the CCHS web site.  Use the website search box above to find pages and posts for sites by name.

Name Earliest Documented Latest Documented Lat Lon
Mt. Pleasant A.M.E. Church 1875 1897 -75.93 38.72
A.M.E. Church at Cleaves Forks 1875 1897 -75.79 39.13
Union A.M.E. Church 1824 2021 -75.82 39.03
Hillsboro A.M.E. Church 1897 -75.93 38.92
Johns A.M.E. Church 1897 1949 -75.88 38.70
Bethel A.M.E. Church 1875 2018 -75.72 38.70
St. Paul A.M.E. Church 1883 1985 -75.80 38.80
A.M.E. Church (1897) 1824 1897 -75.80 38.97
Trinity A.M.E. Church 1897 2021 -75.89 38.94
Historic Black Church 1875 -75.83 38.89
Lockerman U.M. Church 1897 -75.87 39.01
A.M.E. Parsonage 1897 -75.78 38.70
Historic Black Church 1875 -75.86 38.95
Stanton’s Mill 1824 1875 -75.86 38.81
Historic Black Church 1875 -75.80 38.95
Historic Black Church 1875 -75.94 38.92
Deep Branch A.M.E. Church (1897) 1875 2021 -75.91 38.86
Historic Black Church 1875 -75.86 38.82
Historic Black Church 1875 -75.88 38.78
Historic Black Church 1875 -75.78 38.70
Historic Black Church 1875 -75.74 38.91
Historic Black Church 1875 -75.83 38.89
Historic Black Church 1897 -75.88 38.78
Mt. Zion U.M. Church 1875 2013 -75.79 39.10
Historic Black Church 1875 -75.77 39.03
Pondtown -75.91 39.23
Bethel A.M.E. Church 1824 2021 -76.07 38.77
Bethel A.M.E, Dagsboro DE 1824 -75.25 38.55
Hole in the Wall -76.06 38.70
Ivorytown 1824 -76.04 38.74