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Ezion-Mount Carmel United Methodist Church

 
 
Ezion-Mount Carmel United Methodist Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, December 27, 2008
1. Ezion-Mount Carmel United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. In 1805 a group of African-Americans, desiring greater freedom of worship, withdrew from Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church to form a separate congregation. Led by Peter Spencer and William Anderson, they established what was then known as the African M. E. Church at 9th and French Streets. This was Delaware’s first church to be organized by African-Americans. The original house of worship was replaced by a new brick structure on the site in 1870. It was formally renamed Ezion Methodist Episcopal Church in 1885, and was rebuilt the following year after a devastating fire. The congregation continued to worship there until 1971. Mount Carmel Methodist Episcopal Church was established on Forrest Street in 1920 by a group of Wilmington residents who had migrated from lower Delaware. The congregation later moved to 504 E. 11th Street, and in 1942 they relocated again to 924 Lombard Street. On February 14, 1971, the congregations of the two churches officially merged to form Ezion-Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church. Construction of the present building was commenced in February 1973. The new church was formally consecrated on April 28, 1974.
 
Erected 2005 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-143.)
 
Location. 39° 44.558′ 
Ezion-Mount Carmel United Methodist Church Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, December 27, 2008
2. Ezion-Mount Carmel United Methodist Church
N, 75° 32.787′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker can be reached from N, Walnut St.. Click for map. Marker is on the wall at the entrance to the church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 W. Walnut St., Wilmington DE 19801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Louis L. Redding City County Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Spencer Plaza rain gardens are working to keep Wilmington's waterways clear! (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gravesite of Bishop Peter Spencer (1779-1843) (about 400 feet away); Bethel A.M.E. Church (about 600 feet away); Walnut Street YMCA (about 800 feet away); Saint Joseph Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Knotty Pine Restaurant (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brown v. Board of Education (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wilmington.
 
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