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St. Mary's Church

 
 
St. Mary's Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, June 23, 2011
1. St. Mary's Church Marker
Inscription. Site of the first Catholic church in Delaware, Usually called "Coffee Run" Church. Land purchased 1772 by Rev. Matthias Manners. First church erected shortly thereafter. Last church erected by Rev. Patrick Kenny. Remained standing until 1908. Services discontinued in 1884 upon erection of churches at Hockessin and Ashland.
 
Erected 1933 by Historical Markers Commission. (Marker Number NC-32.)
 
Location. 39° 46.132′ N, 75° 39.561′ W. Marker is in Hockessin, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Lancaster Pike (Delaware Route 48) 0.3 miles south of Loveville Rd, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. The marker is sits at the entrance to the Coffee Run Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Hockessin DE 19707, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wooddale Bridge (approx. 1.2 miles away); Brandywine Springs (approx. 1.8 miles away); Camp DuPont (approx. 1.8 miles away); Delcastle (approx. 2 miles away); Ashland Bridge (approx. 2 miles away); Hockessin School #107C
Plot of Land Where Church Stood image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, June 23, 2011
2. Plot of Land Where Church Stood
This is the plot of land where the church once stood.
(approx. 2.3 miles away); Chippey African Union Methodist Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Hockessin Friends Meetinghouse (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hockessin.
 
Regarding St. Mary's Church. The church described is no longer standing. There is only the plot of land where the church stood.
 
Also see . . .  Coffee Run (St. Mary's) Church. (Submitted on April 10, 2013, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.
 
Coffee Run Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, June 23, 2011
3. Coffee Run Cemetery
This is the entrance to the Coffee Run Cemetery, which is adjacent to where the church stood.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware. This page has been viewed 632 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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