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“Lincoln Methodist Church (M.E.). In common with the Methodists in many communities the members at Lincoln held their early meetings in private homes. Later, a newly-built hall was rented for Sunday School services with occasional preaching. They were incorporated on Mar. 7, 1867. On May 7, 1867, Abel S. Small donated a church site on the cor. of 2nd and Baltimore.

 

Ave. In 1869, it was decided to build a church and the corner-stone of the church was laid on Oct. 10 of that year. The dedication services were held on Dec. 12, 1869. A new church was built in 1885. On Oct. 3, 1885, a half-acre of land was purchased from John W. Tharp and on Nov. 16, 1886, three-quarters of an acre was purchased from Harry M. Cole. The present church was erected in 1908 and it was dedicated on June 6, 1909.” (1)


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1. Frank R. Zebley, The Churches of Delaware, Wilmington, Delaware, 1947, p. 266 and 268.

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