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Thawley’s Methodist Episcopal Church

“Thawley’s Methodist Church (M.E.) at Hickman. In 1884, land at Noble-town, Md., was secured from Zebedial Fountain upon which a chapel was erected. It was located close to Liden’s School. It was named Davis’ Chapel in honor of the Rev. A. D. Davis. In 1888, the chapel was moved to Hickman where it stands on […]

Cedar Neck Methodist Episcopal (ME)

“Cedar Neck Methodist Church (M. E.) is located four miles east of Milford on the road to Fort Saulsbury. The first church was built at an early date. A new church was dedicated on Nov. 6, 1859, by the Rev. A. Manship at the 10 o’clock service. In February, 1875, the building was burned so […]

Atonement Methodist Church

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Governor David Hazzard

SC-176: Born on May 18, 1781, to John and Mary Houston Hazzard, David Hazzard, like his father, engaged in mercantile and agricultural pursuits, going on to serve as local magistrate and an officer in the State Militia during the War of 1812. He was elected Governor of Delaware in 1829. His term was marked by […]

Barratt’s Chapel

KC-25: Erected on land deeded by Col. Philip Barratt, August, 1780. Here Thomas Coke, D.D. Representative of John Wesley, preached November 14, 1784, administering the Sacrament of Holy Communion for first time by a Methodist in America. With Francis Asbury planned organization of Methodist Episcopal Church, calling first conference to meet at Baltimore, December 24, […]

Mount Lebanon United Methodist Church

NCC-132: This congregation was organized in 1812. For a number of years services were conducted by Methodist “circuit riders” in members’ homes and local schools. On March 7, 1834, Thomas and Hannah Aldred donated land at this location on which to build a church. Constructed of Brandywine granite, the building was completed later that year. […]

Site of Whatcoat Church

KC-100: In 1791 Daniel Lowber granted permission for “the society of people called Methodists” to erect a “meeting house” at this location. The site was formally conveyed to church trustees in 1796. Adjoining land was obtained in 1813 for use as a public burying ground. The church was named for Richard Whatcoat (1736-1806), a native […]

Barratt’s Chapel

KC-093: In 1778 a Methodist Society was organized in this area by Freeborn Garrettson. Desiring a permanent place of worship, the group constructed a brick “preaching house” at his location in 1780. The site was provided by Society member Phillip Barratt, and the building was named in his honor. On November 14, 1784, a large […]

Wesley College

KC-71: Wesley College is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It was founded in 1873 as Wilmington Conference Academy, a preparatory school for boys under the patronage of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Female students were admitted the following year. Post-secondary education was added in 1917. The school was called Wesley […]