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Wilmington in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Holy Trinity Church

(Helica Irefaldighets Kyrka)

 
 
Holy Trinity Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 31, 2008
1. Holy Trinity Church Marker
Inscription. In 1638 a colony from Sweden landed at the Rocks nearby. There they built Fort Christina, worshiped therin until 1667 and then built a log church at Cranehook on South side of Christiana River. In 1698, inspired by their pastor, Eric Bjork, they erected Holy Trinity Church. The tower was added in 1802. The Church of Sweden withdrew in 1791 and was thenceforth succeeded by the Protestant Episcopal Church.
 
Erected 1932 by Historic Markers Commission. (Marker Number NC-A1.)
 
Location. 39° 44.333′ N, 75° 32.439′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on 7th Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is near the gate entering the church yard. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major Peter Jaquett (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Swedes' Church (about 400 feet away); Scott AME Zion Church (about 500 feet away); Mother Union American Methodist Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away); Fort Christina National Historic Landmark
Holy Trinity Church image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 31, 2008
2. Holy Trinity Church
(about 700 feet away); St. Mary's Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Swedes Landing Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bethel A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wilmington.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,572 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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