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Millsboro in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Grace United Methodist Church

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, October 20, 2011
1. Grace United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. In 1827 a Methodist Society was formed in this community, then known as Washington. On February 16, 1828, representatives of the congregation purchased a parcel of land for the purpose of erecting “a house or place of worship” for its members. The church became known as “Washington Methodist Episcopal Church.” In 1874, the congregation erected a new church on its lot at the northwest corner of Main and Church Streets. This building was sold and moved in 1896. A new building was completed the following year. It was destroyed by fire in 1905. Another church was constructed and dedicated on December 16, 1906. This structure would later serve as Millsboro’s Post Office and Public Library.

On December 18, 1928, the trustees of the church, then known as “Grace Methodist Episcopal Church”, purchased this site from the State Board of Education. It had previously been the location of the Millsboro Public School. Construction of the present church was commenced in 1949. The building was formally opened on October 8, 1950.
 
Erected 2000 by The Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC 136.)
 
Location. 38° 35.406′ N, 75° 17.412′ 
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By Mike Stroud, October 20, 2011
2. Grace United Methodist Church Marker
W. Marker is in Millsboro, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on East Church near Morris Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millsboro DE 19966, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Ableman Homestead (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home of John J. Williams (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint Mark's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Town of Millsboro (approx. ¼ mile away); Indian River Hundred (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dickerson Chapel A.M.E. Church (approx. 1.5 miles away); Godwin's School - District #190 (approx. 3.1 miles away); Hickory Hill Methodist Church (approx. 3.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Millsboro.
 
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By Mike Stroud, October 20, 2011
3. Grace United Methodist Church
 
 
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