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

Bethesda Methodist Church

 
 
Bethesda Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2012
1. Bethesda Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. During the late 18th century many of the residents of this area embraced the Methodist faith. Meetings were often held in the homes of church members. The origin of the Bethesda congregation can be traced to February of 1832, when trustees purchased one half acre of land southeast of here. The land was conveyed by local mill owner Joshua Morris "in trust and confidence" that they erect "a house of place of worship for the use of the members of the Methodist Episcopal Church." In 1895, the existing church building was moved to this site and rebuilt. On January 25, 1896, the trustees received the deed for the land "where Bethesda Church now stands."
 
Erected 1987 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-112.)
 
Location. 38° 38.29′ N, 75° 20.797′ W. Marker is in Stockley, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Bethesda Road (County Road 326) near Stockley Road (County Road 432), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown DE 19947, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Providence United Methodist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Godwin's School - District #190
Bethesda Methodist Church Marker along Bethesda Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2012
2. Bethesda Methodist Church Marker along Bethesda Road
(approx. 2.6 miles away); Zoar Methodist Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); St. John's Methodist Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); Wesley M.E. Chapel Cemetery (approx. 4 miles away); General Alfred T.A. Torbert (approx. 4 miles away); Georgetown Fire Company (approx. 4.1 miles away); Prospect A.M.E. Church (approx. 4.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Bethesda Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2012
3. Bethesda Methodist Church
Bethesda Methodist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2012
4. Bethesda Methodist Church and Marker
Bethesda Methodist Church Cemetery with Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2012
5. Bethesda Methodist Church Cemetery with Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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