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Stuart Hill Cemetery - OU05D9

 Patuxent Research Refuge - North Tract

Hidden by  DudleyGrunt

N 39° 04.960' W 76° 45.445' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Maryland
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 22 January 2013
 Date Created: 22 January 2013
 Last Modified: 25 September 2014
 Waypoint: OU05D9

 


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{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
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Description   EN   

This historic cemetery is located at the former site Ellicott's Chapel (1840-1868) and Saint Peter's Parish Church (1869-1917).  From 1917 to 1919 the church building served as a chapel for the military reservation that would later become Fort George G. Meade.

Park at one of the trailheads for the Pine Trail and take the easy walk to the cemetery.  

NO BUSHWHACKING REQUIRED.  Bushwhacking can actually be dangerous in the North Tract area, since the possibility of unexploded ordinance is very real.


Logging Requirements: Visit the site in person.  Find the historic marker.  The Log Password will be the word that is in parentheses. Take and post a picture of you and / or your GPS at the cemetery, but please do not include the historic marker / password info in your photo.


North Tract Info -

The North Tract of Patuxent Research Refuge encompasses over 8,000 acres that were formerly a military training area. It is located off Route 198, just 1.4 miles east of the Baltimore/Washington Parkway. The land was transferred from the Department of Defense to the Refuge in 1991, and it is open for public use activities that are compatible with research and wildlife management objectives.

The Visitor Contact Station is located at the entrance to the North Tract facility. All visitors must check in at the Station and receive an access pass.

 There are approximately 20 miles of trails for hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding. There are also many opportunities to observe wildlife at North Tract.  BG&E has contributed to the creation of a wetland and Wildlife Viewing Area where visitors may see waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors, and songbirds in an area that was formerly an artillery testing range.

Map: 270 KB PDF file

Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Daily, Except Federal Holidays

Fees: There are NO entrance fees.

Public access to areas of the Patuxent Research Refuge North Tract will be restricted during hunting seasons in the interest of public safety. Restrictions do not apply to Sundays. 
Before visiting North Tract, please review schedule below or call 301.497.5770 for specific details.

Maryland & Refuge Hunting Seasons: 
(Sept.1 -Jan. 31)

Wildlife Loop only open to hiking, birdwatching, bicycling and auto tours..  
Fishing permitted in designated areas.
Additional restrictions below.

Muzzleloader Season:
(Oct. 18- Oct. 20 
& Dec.15-Dec.31)
Visitors may visit North Tract via vehicle only (no hiking)

Firearm (Shotgun) season: 
(Nov. 24-Dec.8; 
& Jan.4- Jan.5)

North Tract will be closed to all visitations


For more information, visit the Patuxent Research Refuge's North Tract website.

Please Note: I have since published additional virtuals on the South Tract / National Wildlife Visitor Center area (off Powder Mill Road) with the cooperation of Amy Shoop of the Patuxent Research Refuge.  I plan to get back to the North Tract and scout out more virtual-worthy spots.

Please provide input on your experience with the cache and during your visit, in general, in your log.  For additional information about the refuge and activities there, you may contact 
[email protected].



 

Maryland Geocaching Society

Military Association of GeoCachers

GeoCachers 4 Christ

Additional Waypoints

 Symbol   Type   Coordinates  Description
Interesting PlaceN 39° 04.670'
W 76° 46.300'
 Visitor Contact Station 
Interesting PlaceN 39° 05.480'
W 76° 46.280'
 Entrance - MD 198 & Bald Eagle Drive  


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1 28 March 2016 ithink314 Found it

In town for work, there was a bit of sun remaining on this blustery day. I'd planned on hiking from the visitor center. No one was there, so I could have driven the rest of the way, but why mess up a good plan? The view from the bridge crossing the river was pretty, and the various "keep out" signs were interesting on the way. Took a leisurely stroll around the site, and made it back to the car just before dark. Headed over to the Vigilance park virtual after this.
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### **Thanks, DudleyGrunt, for setting this up!** ###
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In town for work, there was a bit of sun remaining on this blustery day. I'd planned on hiking from the visitor center. No one was there, so I could have driven the rest of the way, but why mess up a good plan? The view from the bridge crossing the river was pretty, and the various "keep out" signs were interesting on the way. Took a leisurely stroll around the site, and made it back to the car just before dark. Headed over to the Vigilance park virtual after this.

 ☢ 
### **Thanks, DudleyGrunt, for setting this up!** ###

+/-  @ March 28, 2016 18:49.
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Stuart Hill
Stuart Hill

1 25 August 2013 sfcchaz Found it

Well I attended a DudleyGrunt event last weekend which brought to mind that I had been neglecting this site. So I decided to complete a couple of these today. Which I did, but I also got a DNF because I was unaware that a cache was archived. Had I been paying more attention to the site I would have known that.

I hadn't been back here in probably more than 10 years. I used to fish in this area and remember finding some wild (I believe) persimmon trees back here. I'll have to return before the first hard freeze and check them out. TFTC

Pictures Connected with this Log Entry:
sfcchaz at Stuart Hill Cemetary
sfcchaz at Stuart Hill Cemetary