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Templeville Methodist Episcopal Church
1823 – at least 1962
Queen Anne's County Land, Liber JT 2, folio 211, 13 March 1837, Plan of Incorporation for Antioch Meeting House. William Temple, William Price, Thomas Richardson, Nathan Hutchins and William R. Keene elected trustees.
Garden of Methodism, p.329, E.C.Hall. Organized in the home of the Stradley’s as early as 1779. It is not known when first church was built but it is known that a church was built in 1825 and again 1877, the church being dedicated October 13th of that year at cost of $1800.
Queen Anne’s County Land, Liber J.W. No.3 folio 203 dated 12 December 1871
Incorporation of the Antioch Methodist Episcopal Church at Templeville appointing John Temple, P.J. Starr, John McNatt, John Herrington, A.P. Glanding, W.P. Clark, Wm. Perkins, Wm. Alberger, Jas R. Dill as trustees.
Queen Anne's County Land, Liber JW 9, folio 296, 13 June 1878, Dr. James V. Knotts and Kate O. Knotts his wife of Queen Ann’s County in the State of Maryland, of the one part and James R. Dill, John R. McKnett, James V. Knotts, Charles W. Smith, A.B. Glanding, John Herrington, Wm. P. Clark, John W. Temple, and John T. Temple, Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church Hill at Templeville, of the other part… all that lot or parcel of land situated in Templeville on north west side of the road leading from Templeville to the Old M.E. Church and adjoining the lot of John R. McKnett and other lands of said Dr. James V. Knotts… for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church as a place of Divine worship
Centreville Record, Thurs., June 13, 1878. Corner Stone Laying. – The corner stone of Templeville M.E. Church will be laid (D.V.) with appropriate ceremonies on Saturday, the 15th of June, at 10 o’clock a.m. Rev. C. Hill, Presiding Elder, officiating.
Centreville Record, Thurs., Aug. 1, 1878. Templeville Items – The members of the M.E. Congregation here are building a new church, and, we learn, when the new one is completed the old church property, including the sexton’s house and grounds, will be for sale.
Centreville Record, Thurs., October 10th, 1878. Antioch M.E. Church, Templeville, Queen Anne’s County, Md., will be dedicated, Sunday, October 13th, 1878. Rev. Wm. P. Davis of Dover, Del., will preach at 10 a.m., and Prof. Wilson of Drew Theological Seminary at 7 p.m.
Mr. Donald Grier who attends the Templeville Community Church, which was the old Antioch building, says the Antioch church built in 1878 burned and was rebuilt, the church burned again in 2006. The Templeville Community Church has rebuilt another building and is still active.