Task Difficulty: 1.0 Out of 5.0
Terrain Difficulty: 1.5 Out of 5.0
Statystyka skrzynki
An Archangel in Brookville - OU0024

 A wooden sculpture in an open field.

Hidden by  DudleyGrunt

N 39° 10.817' W 77° 03.483' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Maryland
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Archived
 Time: b.d.   Distance to Travel: 5.00 mi
 Date Hidden: 06 July 2009
 Date Created: 20 August 2010
 Last Modified: 19 March 2012
 Waypoint: OU0024


{{found}} 3 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 3 Comments
0 Notes
0 Watchers
3868 Visitors
3 x Rated
Rated as: Good
GeoKrety History

Available Maps: Opencaching,Google Maps

Cache Attributes

Kid Friendly Wheelchair Access Bring Your Own Pen Historic Site Listed on OCNA Only 

Please see the attributes article for more information.

Description   EN   

Sculptor Stefan Saal created the Brookeville Angel over a three-month period in 1994 from a white oak tree (Quercus alba) located on the east side of Georgia Avenue (Rt. #97) south of town. "Father Don" (Donald Van Alstyne) of the Marian Fathers Novitiate had commissioned the sculpture to commemorate the Town of Brookeville's Bicentennial celebration that year. The sculpture represents the artist's depiction of the Archangel Gabriel and is dedicated to "All of God's Children."

Unforeseen circumstances led to the removal of the Brookeville Angel from its original location and its subsequent storage for several years in a local barn. The Brookeville Town Commissioners recovered the sculpture from storage and had it moved to its present site on the grounds of the Brookeville Academy in 1998. Stefan Saal supervised the moving and erection of the angel and constructed its base. The project was assisted by a generous memorial bequeath from Francis McIntire.

Stefan Saal also sculpted "Phoenix" in 1991 from a white oak tree where it now resides in Wheaton Regional Park.

“I'm trying to make a wonderful thing here and to make it wonderful, it has to be full of wonder. Nowadays, we live in a country where people are very color conscious. They are conscious about their ethnicity. If you're making something for everyone, how do you make it so it doesn't exclude anyone?” —Stephan Saal


1.  Please post a photo of yourself and/or GPS with the sculpure. If you are particularly camera shy, a photo of just your GPS and the sculpture would be acceptable.

2. The Log Password is the first four words (lower case, no spaces) you will find at the feet of the angel.

3. In order to log a find, you need to have visited the spot indicated.

You will need to cross a flat grass field, but otherwise should be handicap accessible. May be difficult for wheelchairs, depending on conditions.

There is a TerraCaching virtual (Temporary Stay - TC2MX) and a Waymark (August 26, 1814 - WMEEH) also located on the site.


Maryland Geocaching SocietyMilitary Association of GeoCachers


GeoCachers 4 Christ


Find caches nearby on OCNA (radius 100 mi): All  Searchable   
Find Geocaches on:   

When downloading this file, you accept our Terms of Use.

Log Entries    {{found}} 3x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 3x     Show All Log Entries   New Log Entry

9 24 December 2012 SYSTEM Cache archived

Automatic Archiving - 9 months as "Temporarily Unavailable"

11 19 March 2012 DudleyGrunt Temporarily unavailable

Cache will be temporarily unavailable.

3 19 March 2012 DudleyGrunt Comment

I drove by the cache site yesterday and noticed the angel was gone!  I did some research and noticed that the sculpture is in the process of being repaired.

Gazette article - 3/14/12

I will try to monitor the situation and re-enable the cache, once it is back in place.


1 12 November 2010 sfcchaz Found it

I've been meaning to get over here for some time. I finally made up my mind to come out to see this. A very nice sculpture, if not a little creepy.

Pictures Connected with this Log Entry:
sfcchaz at An Archangel in Brookville
sfcchaz at An Archangel in Brookville

3 03 November 2010 DudleyGrunt Comment

This is now an OCUS ONLY cache.  I have retired the original Navicache listing.