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Mount Zion United Methodist Church

 
 
Mount Zion United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 8, 2007
1. Mount Zion United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. This congregation was organized in 1809. Services were held in a structure that was first known as Elzey Moore's Meeting House, and later renamed Wesley Chapel. With the closing of Wesley in 1852, the congregation was divided. On January 8, 1853, members residing in this area obtained this site from William Wheatley. A frame building was then constructed and subsequently designated as Mount Zion Methodist Episcopal Church. The church was formally incorporated in 1881. Additional property on the opposite side of the road was purchased in 1918, and in 1921 the old church was moved to that location and converted for use as a Community Hall. The present church was dedicated on June 11, 1921. The building was expanded in 1961 with the construction of additional space for educational activities.
 
Erected 2004 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-195.)
 
Location. 38° 35.805′ N, 75° 35.426′ W. Marker is in Laurel, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Seaford Highway (Business U.S. 13) near Mount Zion Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Laurel DE 19956, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Mount Zion Church image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 8, 2007
2. Mount Zion Church
flies. Sailor's Bethel Methodist Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Bethel Shipyard (approx. 2.5 miles away); Macedonia A.M.E. Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); Blades United Methodist Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Wading Place (approx. 2.9 miles away); Centenary United Methodist Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); Christ United Methodist Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); Hope Lodge No. 4 (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Laurel.
 
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Mount Zion Community Hall image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 8, 2007
3. Mount Zion Community Hall
The original frame building that was moved across the road.
 
 
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