St. Paul's Church

St. Paul's ChurchSt. Paul's Episcopal Parish is comprised of St. Paul's Church, located in Baden, Maryland and St. Mary's Chapel, which is in Aquasco, Maryland. Both are still active church communities.

The Prince George's County Historical Society marker at the site states:

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Baden, parish church of St. Paul's Parish. One of the thirty original parishes established in 1692 in the province of Maryland. The present structure was built in 1733 to replace the earlier church at Mt. Calvert that was in existence prior to 1692. The Right Rev. Thomas John Claggett, D.D., first Episcopal bishop consecrated in America, served as rector of the parish following the American Revolution while he was bishop of Maryland.

Martha Jane Sasscer Selby, Jesse Selby's second wife, is buried in the cemetery at St. Paul's, probably along the left side of the church. Her grave has no headstone. Many of their children were baptized here as well.

A copy of many of the parish records can be referenced at the Maryland State Archives in the Special Collections section.