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 Posts & Pages Tagged With: "Historical Markers"

Salem United Methodist Church

SC-128: originally installed in 1998. The origin of this church can be traced to the organization of a local Methodist society soon after the American Revolution. By 1790 the Sandy Branch Society was joining regularly for worship, holding services in the open air and in the homes of members. Sometime thereafter the congregation constructed their […]

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Goshen Cemetery

SC-127: originally installed in 1998. In 1801 funds were raised to support the building of a place of worship for local Methodists. On January 16, 1802, church trustees purchased land here “on a rising ground beautifully situated for that purpose.” A frame chapel was erected soon thereafter and given the name Goshen. The building remained […]

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Abbott’s Mill

SC-125: originally installed in 1998. The origin of Abbott’s Mill can be traced to the fall of 1795 when local carpenter Nathan Willey entered into a contract to purchase land at this location. On April 23, 1802, Willey and several of his neighbors presented a petition to the Court of General Sessions stating that he […]

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Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church

SC-124: originally installed in 1998. During the spring of 1779, Methodist pioneer Freeborn Garrettson visited this area to bring the message of his faith to the people. Garrettson’s efforts were favorably received, and a number of local Methodist “societies” were organized. Among these was the Cedar Neck Society, and it is to this group that […]

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Asbury United Methodist Church

SC-123: originally installed in 1998. On May 16, 1812, land at this location was conveyed by Minos and Sally Tindall to representatives of the local Methodist society “in trust that they shall build or cause to be erected thereon a house or place of worship for the use of the members of the Methodist Episcopal […]

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Indian Mission Methodist Church

SC-122: originally installed in 2002. In 1881 the Nanticoke Indian people constructed this church to provide a place to join for religious devotions. Known as “Johnson’s Chapel,” the church was affiliated with the Methodist Protestant denomination. On March 27, 1884, the land upon which the church had been built was conveyed by Jesse E. and […]

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Westwood Methodist Church

SC-121: originally installed in 1998. During the spring of 1779, Methodist pioneer Freeborn Garrettson visited this area to bring the message of his faith to the people. The efforts of Reverend Garrettson and others who followed were met with considerable success. Numerous “societies” or “classes” were organized as a result. Meetings were often held in […]

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St. Pauls United Methodist Church

SC-120: originally installed in 1998. In 1865 the Maryland Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church established a “mission” or charge circuit in southwestern Sussex County. At the time local members of that faith were holding meetings in Sharp’s school, a one-room schoolhouse located less than one-half mile from here. On August 21, 1868, the “Trustees […]

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Union Wesley United Methodist Church & Campground

SC-119: originally installed in 1998. The roots of African-American Methodism in this area can be traced to the late 18th century when Methodism pioneers such as Francis Asbury and Freeborn Garrettson traveled locally organizing black “classes” for worship. Over time some groups chose to leave the mother church, while others such as this congregation remained […]

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Prince Georges Chapel

SC-118: originally installed in 1998. Before the settlement of the boundary dispute between Delaware and Maryland, this area was considered to lie in Maryland. On July 5, 1755, responding to the request of members of the Church of England residing in the upper portion of Worchester Parish, the Maryland Assembly enacted legislation authorizing the purchase […]

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