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Goshen United Methodist Church

 
 
Goshen United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
1. Goshen United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. A local society of Methodists was organized and meeting in this community by the 1790s. The first meetings were held in the homes of its members. On July 7, 1801, the group initiated the subscription of funds to establish a permanent place of worship. The effort was successful, and in January 1802, a parcel of land on Chestnut Street was purchased. A frame chapel was erected soon thereafter and given the name Goshen. The church was incorporated in 1807. The congregation continued to grow and prosper, and in 1874 they purchased land on Federal Street on which to build a new church. Construction was completed in 1879, and the old church was sold and moved the following year. Land where the building once stood became part of the adjoining cemetery. In the 1950s, the needs of the congregation and the deteriorating condition of the second church resulted in an effort to build a new home for the Goshen congregation. Land was secured in 1960, and the present church was formally opened on April 22, 1962.
 
Erected 2001 by The Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-152.)
 
Location. 38° 46.478′ N, 75° 18.722′ W. Marker is in Milton, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Federal Street (Delaware Route 5) near
Goshen United Methodist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
2. Goshen United Methodist Church and Marker
Mulberry Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milton DE 19968, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. John The Baptist Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Golden Rule Lodge #17, I.O.O.F. (about 400 feet away); Governor Joseph Maull Carey (about 700 feet away); Governor James Ponder (about 700 feet away); Goshen Cemetery (about 800 feet away); Governor Joseph Maull (approx. 0.2 miles away); Milton Fire Department, Inc. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rising Sun Lodge #4, F. & A.M., P.H.A. (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Milton.
 
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Goshen United Methodist Church Marker seen looking south along Federal Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
3. Goshen United Methodist Church Marker seen looking south along Federal Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 352 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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