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Todd's Chapel United Methodist Church

 
 
Todd's Chapel United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 16, 2012
1. Todd's Chapel United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.    The origin of this congregation can be traced to the days of the American Revolution, when Methodist pioneers such as Francis Asbury and Freeborn Garrettson traveled throughout this area organizing groups or “societies” for worship. Many of the early meetings were held at the homes of members such as local resident Levin Todd. On March 6, 1803, Todd and other representatives of the local society purchased land at this location from Olive and Mary Jump to serve as the site for a permanent place of worship. A frame chapel was subsequently erected and named in his honor.
   The first structure remained in use until it was replaced by the present church in 1858. Built in the Greek Revival style, the new building was formally dedicated on May 30th of that year. The church was expanded with completion of the adjoining Sunday School addition in 1966. Todd’s Chapel was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on September 14, 1998.
 
Erected 1998 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number K-61.)
 
Location. 38° 49.999′ N, 75° 40.413′ W. Marker is in near Greenwood, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on Todd's Chapel Road (County Road 114) near
Todd's Chapel United Methodist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 16, 2012
2. Todd's Chapel United Methodist Church and Marker
Hickman Road (State Route 16), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located along the southwestern boundry of Kent County. Marker is in this post office area: Greenwood DE 19950, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bethel Methodist Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); North-South Boundary Between the State of Maryland and the State of Delaware (approx. 3.4 miles away in Maryland); St. Johnstown Methodist Church (approx. 5.8 miles away); Sudler House (approx. 7.2 miles away); Harrington (approx. 7.3 miles away); Bridgeville, Delaware (approx. 7.4 miles away); Edward Redfield (approx. 7.4 miles away); First Rural Free Delivery Route (approx. 8.1 miles away).
 
Regarding Todd's Chapel United Methodist Church. National Register of Historic Places:
Todd's Chapel (added 1998 - - #98001094)
Also known as K-134;Todd's Methodist Episcopal Church;Todd's United Method
Jct. of Todd's Chapel Rd., and Hickman Rd. , Greenwood
♦ Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
♦ Architectural Style: No Style Listed
♦ Area of Significance: Architecture, Religion
♦ Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874
♦ Owner: Private
♦ Historic Function:
Todd's Chapel United Methodist Church and Marker along Todd's Chapel Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 16, 2012
3. Todd's Chapel United Methodist Church and Marker along Todd's Chapel Road
Funerary, Religion
♦ Historic Sub-function: Cemetery, Religious Structure
♦ Current Function: Funerary, Religion
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 417 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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