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

Old Swedes’ Church

 
 
Old Swedes' Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, December 30, 2009
1. Old Swedes' Church Marker
Inscription. Erected by Swedish settlers 1698.
 
Erected 1932 by Historic Markers Commission. (Marker Number NC-8.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 39° 44.267′ N, 75° 32.417′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker can be reached from Swedes Landing Road. Click for map. Located within the grounds of the Old Swedes Church, next to the railroad tracks. Marker is half hidden amongst some trees. Based on its location, it appears to have been originally placed in that location so that people from the passing trains could view it. 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Holy Trinity Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mother Union American Methodist Episcopal Church (about 600 feet away); Fort Christina National Historic Landmark (about 600 feet away); Scott AME Zion Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Mary's Church
Old Swedes' Church image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, December 30, 2009
2. Old Swedes' 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.
 
Also see . . .  Old Swedes Foundation. The nation's oldest church building still standing as originally built. Includes a virtual tour, history and information about guided tours. (Submitted on May 27, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.Colonial Era
 
National Register Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, December 30, 2009
3. National Register Marker
Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark. Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United States. U.S. Department of the Interior - National Park Service. 1963
Revolutionary War Patriots in the Old Swedes Churchyard image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, December 30, 2009
4. Revolutionary War Patriots in the Old Swedes Churchyard
Maj. Daniel Adams, John Brynberg, Peter Brynberg, Dr. Joseph Capelle, Thomas Coxe, Matthew Cripps, James Cunningham, Benjamin Elliot, Lt. John Hendrickson, Timothy Jackson, Maj. Peter Jaquett, Griffith Jordan, John Justis, William Kirk, Samuel Landers, Samuel Little, John Lynam, Thomas McKim, Capt. Hugh Montgomery, Hance Naff, Jr., Charles Paulson, Peter Paulson, Robert Robinson, Edward Roach, Capt. Jonathan Rumford, John Simmons, Lt. Charles Springer, Charles Springer, Gabriel Springer, John Springer, Joseph Springer, Hance Stamcast, Dr. George Stevenson, Lt. Cornelius Stidham, Jonas Stidham, Rev. Joseph Stedham, Lucas Stidham, George Taylor, William Tussey, John Vandever, William Vaneman, Maj. Ralph Walker, Justa Walraven. Placed by the Maj. Robert Kirkwood Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, 12 August 2005
Old Swedes Churchyard Walking Tour Markers image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, December 30, 2009
5. Old Swedes Churchyard Walking Tour Markers
Peppered throughout the grounds of the Old Swedes Church are nearly two-dozen markers such as these. They provide information about the church, its architectural elements, and notable persons buried within the cemetery.
Charles Springer image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, December 30, 2009
6. Charles Springer
1658 - 1738. Buried here under the south porch of Old Swdes Church. Fort Christina Chp. Colonial Dames XVII Century - April 1989.
John Hendrickson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, December 30, 2009
7. John Hendrickson Marker
Presented by Jos. G. Hendrickson, of Philadelphia, PA. Trinity Sunday, 1899. In Memory of John Hendrickson, Sr. his great great grandfather, and to his descendants who assisted in erecting this church in 1698.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 878 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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