Tolson's Chapel

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Tolson's Chapel
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Tolson's Chapel, September 2012
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Location111 E. High St., Sharpsburg, Maryland
Coordinates 39°27′22.05″N77°44′47.0112″W / 39.4561250°N 77.746392000°W / 39.4561250; -77.746392000 Coordinates: 39°27′22.05″N77°44′47.0112″W / 39.4561250°N 77.746392000°W / 39.4561250; -77.746392000
Area0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
Built1866 (1866)
Architectural styleSingle log pen
NRHP reference # 08001012 [1]
Added to NRHPOctober 21, 2008

Tolson's Chapel is a historic African American church located at Sharpsburg, Washington County, Maryland, United States. It was built in 1866 and served as a church and a Freedmen's Bureau school for black residents of Sharpsburg in the years following the American Civil War. [2]

Sharpsburg, Maryland Town in Maryland, United States

Sharpsburg is a town in Washington County, Maryland, United States, located approximately 13 miles (21 km) south of Hagerstown. The population was 705 at the 2010 census.

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It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008. [1]

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  1. 1 2 National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service.
  2. Paula S. Reed and Edie Wallace (May 2008). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Tolson's Chapel" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-01-01.

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