Mechanicsville Methodist Episcopal South Cemetery

Location
28165 Old Village Road
Mechanicsville, St. Mary's County, Maryland, 20659 USA
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From Maryland Route 5 in Mechanicsville take Old Village Road (Old Route 5) and go southeast to 28165 Old Village Road. The M. E. South cemetery is behind a house you have to walk up a driveway, and cross somebody's back yard.

This cemetery is the result of the split in the Methodist Episcopal Churches after the Civil War. The group in Mechanicsville broke from Mt. Zion M. E. in Laurel Grove and went over to the M. E. South {"Southern Methodists"}. They tried to get Mt. Zion to switch but failed. It was a pretty nasty episode - one faction locked the other's preacher out. Around 1910, the Mechanicsville M. E. South group merged into Bethel M. E. South at Budd's Creek. After the northern and southern M.E. groups merged in 1939, the local M.E. South congregations became part of one larger church - La Plata United Methodist in Charles County.

GPS Coordinates: 38.44281, -76.74584

  • Added: 14 Sep 2008
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2276083