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Christiana Presbyterian Church

 
 
Christiana Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, December 27, 2008
1. Christiana Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription. Known in its early days as the "Presbyterian Church at Christiana Bridge," this congregation was organized in the 1730s. A church structure was built on this site soon after and a graveyard was established by the mid-18th century. Rev. Charles Tennant served as the first minister of the church, and the prominent English evangelist George Whitefield, a friend of the Tennant family, reportedly preached to a large gathering near this church in the late 1730s. Formally incorporated on July 29, 1790, the Christiana Presbyterian Church sold its original structure in the 1850s. The cornerstone of the present building was laid on September 8, 1857. The entire edifice was stuccoed in the early part of the 20th century. In the 1950s, the Ernest Freeman Hall Memorial Building was constructed to serve as a social hall for church functions. As part of the Christiana Historic District, the Christiana Presbyterian Church is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 2007 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-173.)
 
Location. 39° 39.992′ N, 75° 39.553′ W. Marker is in Christiana, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Old Baltimore Pike, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newark DE 19713, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Christiana Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, December 27, 2008
2. Christiana Presbyterian Church
At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Fort Union American Methodist Episcopal Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christiana Public School #111-C (about 700 feet away); Christiana United Methodist Church (about 700 feet away); Samuel Patterson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Talbot's Fort (approx. 0.4 miles away); Purple Heart Trail in Delaware (approx. 1.7 miles away); Buena Vista (approx. 2.5 miles away); Hale-Byrnes House (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Christiana.
 
Also see . . .  George Whitefield. (Submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial EraNotable Persons
 
Christiana Presbyterian Church Sign image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, December 27, 2008
3. Christiana Presbyterian Church Sign
Christiana Presbyterian Church and Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, December 27, 2008
4. Christiana Presbyterian Church and Cemetery
Christiana Presbyterian Church Hall image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, December 27, 2008
5. Christiana Presbyterian Church Hall
 
 
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