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Dickerson Chapel A.M.E. Church

 
 
Dickerson Chapel A.M.E. Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 20, 2011
1. Dickerson Chapel A.M.E. Church Marker
Inscription. On May 2, 1868, the African Methodist Episcopal Church purchased land west of Millsboro from John M. Burton and first church building was soon built. In 1885, the Church officially changed its name to Dickersons Chapel to honor Bishop William Fisher Dickerson. Known locally as the Old Field Church, the church building was renovated and rebuilt several times during the early part of the 20th century. In 1923, Juba Boyce willed land at this site to the Church. The congregation moved to this location in 1970 when the present Dickerson Chapel was built under the leadership of Rev. E.L. Coleman.
 
Erected 1994 by Delaware State Archives. (Marker Number SC 102.)
 
Location. 38° 34.145′ N, 75° 16.834′ W. Marker is in Millsboro, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on East Dupont Blvd. (U.S. 113), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located between Handy Road (State Hwy 20) and County Road 337A. Marker is in this post office area: Millsboro DE 19966, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Millsboro (approx. 1.3 miles away); Grace United Methodist Church (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Ableman Homestead
Dickerson Chapel A.M.E. Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 20, 2011
2. Dickerson Chapel A.M.E. Church and Marker
(approx. 1.7 miles away); Home of John J. Williams (approx. 1.7 miles away); Saint Mark's Episcopal Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Indian River Hundred (approx. 1.9 miles away); Hickory Hill Methodist Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Dagsboro (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Millsboro.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
Dickerson Chapel A.M.E. Church Marker, northbound along US 113, East Dupont Blvd image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 20, 2011
3. Dickerson Chapel A.M.E. Church Marker, northbound along US 113, East Dupont Blvd
Dickerson Chapel A.M.E. Church Marker, looking south along East Dupont Blvd image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 20, 2011
4. Dickerson Chapel A.M.E. Church Marker, looking south along East Dupont Blvd
 
 
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