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Prospect A.M.E. Church

 
 
Prospect A.M.E. Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 17, 2011
1. Prospect A.M.E. Church Marker
Inscription. The roots of African-American Methodism in this community can be traced to the organization of a black “class” within the local Methodist society in the 1790’s. By the 1830’s a group of residents had affiliated themselves with Bishop Richard Allen’s African Methodist Episcopal Church. On November 13, 1839, trustees Moses Robinson, Timothy Jacobs, Curtis Jacobs, George Ratcliff, and Isaac Waples, purchased land for the construction of a church and establishment of a cemetery. The original structure was replaced by the present church circa 1867. For many years Prospect A.M.E. was the site of one of the few schools for African-American youth in Sussex County.
 
Erected 1996 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-107.)
 
Location. 38° 41.457′ N, 75° 22.823′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on West Railroad Avenue near East Adams Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located at E Adams and Chestnut Streets intersection with West Railroad Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown DE 19947, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a
Prospect A.M.E. Church image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 17, 2011
2. Prospect A.M.E. Church
direct line); Grace United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Academy / Masonic Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph T. Adams House (approx. ¼ mile away); Sussex County World War II Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Georgetown Fire Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); Relocation of the County Seat (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.Education
 
Prospect A.M.E. Church Marker, looking north along West Railroad Ave at Adams and Chestnut Streets image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 17, 2011
3. Prospect A.M.E. Church Marker, looking north along West Railroad Ave at Adams and Chestnut Streets
Prospect A.M.E. Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 17, 2011
4. Prospect A.M.E. Church and Marker
 
 
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