CHARLES COUNTY, MD — A small forest, in Southern Maryland, once held a decade’s-long secret that may have gone unnoticed if not for the efforts of a curious clergywoman.
Reverend Ruby Brown-Thomas grew up visiting Nanjemoy, Maryland. Nanjemoy is a small Charles County community that sits just a few miles east of the Potomac River.
It is not very large. Just a few roads divide its sprawling farmland. Drivers are more likely to encounter a four-way stop there than a stoplight.
But, it holds a special place in Brown-Thomas’ heart. She calls it, “God’s Country”.
“It’s quiet,” Brown-Thomas said. “It’s peaceful.”