|15601 Brooks Church Road|
Prince George's County
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15601 Brooks Church Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
(Upper Marlboro zip code, it's located in Naylor, Maryland)
This black church began in 1867 when John H. Skimmer, who was a prominent planter in the Nottingham area, sold one acre of land of his farm "Mansfield" to five black trustees for the sole purpose of establishing a Methodist church and school for black children. A small log church was built in 1879 and was named Brooks Church.
The original log church was destroyed in 1939 for the construction of a new Italinate style church. The church was renamed in 1955. It's name comes from honoring the family of one of the original trustees, Nathaniel Brooks, and the pastor who served for over 25 years, Reverend Frederick Myers.
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