The Church Street project is officially complete! Shall we, as they say in the statistics biz, slice and dice the data?
Total distance: 14.6 miles of New Hampshire Avenue, Montgomery County Maryland, between Route 29 and Route 97.
Total number of houses of worship: 34
That's about 2.3 houses of worship per mile.
Number of Christian houses of worship: 30
- Evangelical Christian: 6 (Iglesia de Dios, Eun Sam, Tiempo de Gracia, First Alliance, Immanuel's Church, New Hampshire Avenue Gospel Chapel)
- Catholic: 3 (St. John the Baptist, Our Lady of Vietnam, Holy Trinity Ukrainian)
- Baptist: 3 (Resurrection, Colesville, Ashton)
- Seventh-Day Adventist: 3 (Iglesia Adventista de Septime Dio, Emmanuel-Brinklow, Spencerville)
- Lutheran: 2 (St. Stephen, St. Andrew)
- Jehovah's Witnesses: 2 (White Oak, Ashton)
- Orthodox: 2 (St. Thomas Indian, St. Andrew Ukrainian)
- Episcopal: 2 (Transfiguration, St. Luke)
- Methodist: 2 (Ashton, Mt. Carmel)
- Christian Fellowship: 1 (Shiloh)
- Assemblies of God: 1 Christ Fellowship)
- Disciples of Christ: 1 (Heritage Christian)
- Presbyterian: 1 (Colesville)
- Teeny Tiny Unaffiliated Christian: 1 (Prayer Stop)
Number of Hindu houses of worship: 1 (Shri Mangal Mandir)
Number of Buddhist houses of worship: 1 (Cambodian Buddhist Temple)
Number of Jewish houses of worship: 0
Number named after people who are not God: 7 (Our Lady of Vietnam, St. Andrew -- twice), St. Luke, St. Stephen, St. Thomas, St. John the Baptist)
Number named after places: 7 (Colesville -- twice), Ashton -- twice), Brinklow, Mt. Carmel, Spencerville)
Number named after the road: 1
Number named after Biblical events: 2 (Resurrection Baptist, Transfiguration Anglican/Episcopal)That's the objective breakdown. Now, how about a very subjective poll?
Which one is your favorite and why? Tell me in the comments. I'll let you know the results -- and my thoughts -- next Sunday.