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Old Drawyer’s Presbyterian Church

“Old Drawyer’s Presbyterian Church is located one mile north of Odessa. From meetings started in 1700, this congregation was organized in 1708, at which time the Rev. John Wilson was in charge of Drawyer’s, White Clay and the New Castle churches. The site was obtained from John Peterson, on May 10, 1711, and the church […]

First Presbyterian Church

“The First Presbyterian Church of Bridgeville was started immediately after the Civil War. They were incorporated on Mar. 3, 1866. A church was built and it was dedicated in Mar., 1866 by the Rev. Alex Gulic. The church site was donated by Abraham G. R. Hale on Aug. 18, 1869. After functioning for fifty years, […]

Mt. Zion UAME Church

Mt. Zion UAME was founded in 1868 in an abandoned blacksmith shop near Boogie Run at the corner of New London Rd and Ray St. Congregants walked three miles to St. Daniels UAME in Iron Hill before the establishment of Mt. Zion. In 1869 the congregation acquired land on the opposite side of New London […]

First Independent Church

“The First Independent Church was organized by the Rev. Dr. Harold S. Laird. They held their first meeting on June 21, 1936. The first meeting in their church was held on June 28, 1936. The church was regularly organized on Sept. 16, 1936. It was incorporated on Oct. 26, 1936. They took title to the […]

The First Methodist Church at Glasgow

“The First Methodist Church at Glasgow was built, of brick, in 1832 and dedicated in 1833, by the Rev. Matthew Sorin. A new church, of sandstone, was built in 1857. It was dedicated by the Rev. Mr. Hickman. The present frame church was dedicated on Oct. 5, 1884, by the Rev. Andrew Manship assisted by […]

St. John the Baptist P.E. Church in the Wilderness

“St. John the Baptist P. E. Church in the Wilderness was located about two and one- half miles s. w. of Milton beside Long Bridge Branch. The first church was built in 1728 under the leadership of the Rev. Wm. Becket, the Church of England missionary in charge of Sussex County. The church was raised […]

Atonement Methodist Church

“Atonement Methodist Church (M.E.) at Claymont, was the outgrowth of a Sunday School organized, in 1864, in a room over Frank Ford’s grocery store which stood opposite the present Naaman’s Tea House. At a meeting held on June 2, 1866, it was decided to build a church. Thomas Kimber, a Quaker, donated the site on […]

The Chapel at the State Hospital – Farmhurst

“The Chapel at the State Hospital, Farmhurst. This chapel was dedicated on Sept. 28, 1939, during the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Hospital. The dedication services were conducted by the Hospital Chaplains, the Rev. Joseph H. Earp, Rabbi Henry Tavel and the Rev. Roderick “Dwyer. The dedicatory sermon was preached […]

Thomas’ Methodist Chapel

“Thomas’ Methodist Chapel (M.E.) is located four miles west of Hazlettville. One-half acre of land was donated by Hennelope Freeman-Mrs. Owen Irons to the Rev. Wm. Thomas to be used as a site for a church by “the people called Methodists to preach and expound God’s Holy Word.” A log chapel was built and a […]

Forest Presbyterian Church

“Forest Presbyterian Church at Middletown. On June 6, 1750, Robert Alexander granted, to a board of trustees, a tract of land upon which to build a church. This land is included in the present Forest Cemetery. The church stood on the s. e. corner of the plot. The church was incorporated on Jan. 1, 1789. […]