10 Magnificent Oldest Churches And Cathedrals In America

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Old Trinity Church

Where? Church Creek, Maryland
Year Built: 1671
Religion: Episcopal
Still in Use: Yes

Compared to any of the other churches on this list, the Old Trinity Church is actually relatively small, but that doesn’t make it any less important. The church itself is just 38 feet long and 20 feet wide.

Old Trinity Church was constructed around 1671 in Church Creek, Maryland, and is the oldest Episcopal church in America.

There are still services that are regularly held at this old church, and it’s believed that this is the longest-running Episcopal congregation in the US.

The original church was there for a small community of English settlers, and in 1853, the church was updated to reflect the Gothic-style architecture of the time. That’s when the church was also renamed the Old Trinity Church.

There were times in the past when this structure fell into near disrepair, but it has managed to survive because of the residents who helped keep it going. Starting from 1953 to 1960, the Old Trinity Church was revived to its original colonial style by the Garbish family.

Our country is VERY rich in history, so if you want to learn more, check out: 50 Incredible Oldest Towns In The US

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