Saint Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church

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St Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church is one of the oldest congregations in Montgomery County.

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Saint Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church
3820 Aspen Hill Road
Silver Spring, MD 20906
301-871-7660

History

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Once known as St Mary's Church.

At one point in time, this was the site of a County schoolhouse.

It adjoins the Aspin Hill Pet Cemetery.

Deed History

Liber CKW 2514, Folio 55

September 30, 1958. Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the Diocese of Washington transferring to Vestry of Wheaton Parish.

1. Beginning for the same at a pipe found at the end of the 2nd line of a deed from Richard C Birney to Donald MacA Bowie and wife {... March 8, 1927, liber 422, folio 109 ...}

2. Thence, reversely, with said line North 17 degrees 27 minutes 50 seconds East 252.87 feet

3. Thence with said South line, North 87 degrees 32 minutes 10 seconds East 140.05 feet to a fence post

4. Thence running reversely with a part of the third line of a deed from Washington Bowie to the School Commissioner of Montgomery County {... March 18, 1877, liber EBP 18, folio 436 ...}, and with the 4th line of a deed from the Vestry of Silver Spring Parish to Donald MacA Bowie {... October 30, 1926, liber 414, folio 496 ...}, South 16 degrees 51 minutes 00 seconds West, 233.63 feet to a pipe found on the first line of said conveyance from {Birney to Bowie}

5. Thence reversely with a part of said line and reversely with the 3rd and 4th lines thereof, North 80 degrees 29 minutes 50 seconds East 64.66 feet to an iron axle found, South 80 degrees 29 minutes 50 seconds West 108.41 feet from a pipe found, as called for in said conveyance

6. Thence South 21 degrees 26 minutes 00 seconds West, 350.37 feet to a pipe found

7. Thence North 72 degrees 51 minutes 10 seconds West, 167.56 feet to the place of beginning.

1.975 acres of land, "more or less".


Some of the elements of this tract may be seen on a Plat of Subdivision (Plat 33, Wheaton Woods), referring to Liber 2690 at folio 386 (Donley Construction Co). Particularly note the "iron axle" of the fifth line, visible in the northeast corner of the plat map.

Liber EBP 32, Folio 175

Dated September 1876, recorded May 6, 1884. Washington Bowie and wife Nettie S Bowie transferring to Charles Abert, Trustee. (recorded deed includes marginal note: "Exmd + del'd per Order filed 9th Oct, 1884")

1. Beginning for the same in the County road leading from the Brookeville and Washington Turnpike to Veirs Mill, at the North East Corner of the Schoolhouse Lot, and running thence South 89 degrees East 6.7 perches (110.5 feet)

2. South 5 degrees West 13 perches (214.5 feet)

3. South 83 degrees West 19.7 perches (325 feet) to the dividing line between Washington Bowie's and James Rannie's land, and with it

4. North 20.25 degrees east 7.3 perches (120.4 feet) to a corner of the Schoolhouse lot, then bounding on said lot

5. South 66 degrees East 8.16 perches (134.64 feet) to the place of the beginning.

Containing 154 square perches () of land "more or less".

Liber EBP 18, Folio 436

September 16, 1878. Washington Bowie and wife Nettie S Bowie transferring to School Commissioners of Montgomery County.

1. Beginning on the north edge of the County road leading from the Brookeville and Washington Turnpike to Veirs Mill, at the end of the dividing line between the lands of said Washington Bowie and James Rannie, and running thence, with said dividing line. South 24.25 degrees West 9.44 perches (166.76 feet), then

2. South 66 degrees East 8.16 perches (134.64 feet)

3. North 19 degrees East 12.6 perches (207.9 feet)

4. North 89 degrees West 8.2 perches (135.3 feet) to the beginning.

Containing 89 square perches "more or less".

Stipulated to revert to Washington Bowie, or heirs and assigns, should the School Board no longer need it.