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Hollymount in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Saint George's Chapel

 
 
Saint George's Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2010
1. Saint George's Chapel Marker
Inscription. During the late 17th and early 18th centuries, a great number of settlers came to this area from the lower Eastern Shore counties of Maryland and Virginia. They brought many elements of their culture including an affiliation with the Church of England. In response to the growing needs of this community, a frame church was erected here in 1719.
Destruction of the first church by fire in 1792 resulted in the construction of the present "Brick Chapel." Completed in 1794, the building was originally designed as a two-story structure with an interior featuring spacious galleries on three sides. Extensive remodeling in 1882-83 included the lowering of walls below the upper windows, and the removal of the side galleries. The deteriorating condition of the chapel resuled in major renovations in 1966-67. With the completion of the effort, the building was restored to reflect the major elements of its original appearance. Saint George's Chapel was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
 
Erected 1999 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-132.)
 
Location. 38° 41.061′ N, 75° 13.104′ W. Marker is in Hollymount, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker
Saint George's Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2010
2. Saint George's Chapel
is on Beaver Dam Road (County Road 285), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located between Stockley Road (County Road 280) and Hollymount Road (County Road 48). Marker is in this post office area: Harbeson DE 19951, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Georges Chapel (here, next to this marker); Indian Mission United Methodist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); St. John's Methodist Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); Ancient Paths (approx. 4.9 miles away); Zoar Methodist Church (approx. 5 miles away); Broadkiln Hundred (approx. 5.3 miles away); Harmony United Methodist Church (approx. 5.4 miles away); Lewes (approx. 6.6 miles away).
 
Regarding Saint George's Chapel. National Register of Historic Places:
St. George's Chapel (added 1973 - Building - #73000556)
♦ Historic Significance: Event
♦ Area of Significance: Religion
♦ Period of Significance: 1750-1799
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Saint George's Chapel Marker, seen from Beaver Dam Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2010
3. Saint George's Chapel Marker, seen from Beaver Dam Road
Saint George's Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2010
4. Saint George's Chapel
Saint George's Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2010
5. Saint George's Chapel
Belfry
Built 1916
Rebuilt 1955
Saint George's Chapel Entrance, Belfry and Steeple image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2010
6. Saint George's Chapel Entrance, Belfry and Steeple
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 378 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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