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Jones Cemetery

 
 
Jones Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 20, 2011
1. Jones Cemetery Marker
Inscription. By the 1840ís, a group of local Methodists were meeting nearby in Jones School. Desiring a permanent place of worship, the congregation built a church in 1857
at a site one-half mile west of here. In 1861, Jacob Jones and his wife, Love Melson Jones, set aside half an acre of land at this location to serve as a burial place for the members of Jones Methodist Episcopal Church. Their home was directly across the road. Declining attendance eventually led to the closing of the church, which was formally abandoned in 1956. The cemetery is maintained by the descendants of Jacob Jones and Joseph W. Lewis.
 
Erected 2001 by The Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC 141.)
 
Location. 38° 29.939′ N, 75° 23.569′ W. Marker is in Gumboro, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Lowes Crossing Road (County Route 61), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located east of Jones Church Road. Marker is in this post office area: Millsboro DE 19966, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Westwoods Methodist Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Bethany United Methodist Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Gumboro School
Jones Cemetery Marker, looking north along Lowe's Crossing Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 20, 2011
2. Jones Cemetery Marker, looking north along Lowe's Crossing Road
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Gumboro United Methodist Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); Gumboro Hundred (approx. 2.5 miles away); Line United Methodist Church (approx. 3.5 miles away); Bethel Church (approx. 3.8 miles away); Carey's Camp (approx. 4.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gumboro.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Jones Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 20, 2011
3. Jones Cemetery Marker
Jones Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 20, 2011
4. Jones Cemetery
 
 
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