Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church

Organized about the year 1769. Early meetings held in academy woods, Gilpin’s Wharf and Thelwell’s School. Church Built in 1789. Dedicated to Bishop Francis Asbury. Here is buried Allen McLane, Lieutenant in Caesar Rodney’s Regiment 1779; Captain of Dragoons 1777; Leader of charge in taking Paulus Hook (Jersey City) 1779; Major in Washington’s

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LOCATION: 266 N Walnut St. Wilmington