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Where the Potomac & the Chesapeake meet

St. Francis Xavier Church

Built in 1766, St. Francis Xavier Church replaced the original Newtown Chapel (1662). Unusual features include the barrel vault ceiling and two octagonal-shaped brick ends. Also on site is Newtown Manor (1789) whose Flemish bond brickwork indicates its early construction. The church and manor, and the 700-acre farm that surrounds it, is an example of a self-contained Jesuit community. National Register of Historic Places.

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23115 Leonard Hall Dr.
P.O. Box 653
Leonardtown, MD 20650


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