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Mount Salem U.M. Church

 
 
Mount Salem U.M. Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, April 24, 2016
1. Mount Salem U.M. Church Marker
Inscription. In 1854, a Methodist Society was organized in the African American community in New Castle. Not long after the society's inception, the group adopted the name Mount Salem Methodist Church and purchased land on which to build a church. Mount Salem's first members helped build the first church in 1878, carrying bricks and other building materials by hand to the site. The adjacent graveyard was expanded from the original church property through land acquisitions in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Mount Salem congregation opened their first community center in the basement of the church during the Great Depression. For more than 150 years the Mount Salem United Methodist Church and its congregation supported the community through fellowship and service
 
Erected 2015 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-217.)
 
Location. 39° 39.752′ N, 75° 33.744′ W. Marker is in New Castle, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on East 4th Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 140 East 4th Street, New Castle DE 19720, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Broad Dyke (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Mount Salem U.M. Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, April 24, 2016
2. Mount Salem U.M. Church
George Read (about 700 feet away); Fort Casimir (about 700 feet away); Site of Fort Casimir (about 700 feet away); Frenchtown Railroad Sleepers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Green or Market Plaine (approx. 0.2 miles away); New Castle Common (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Castle.
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.
 
Mount Salem U.M. Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, April 24, 2016
3. Mount Salem U.M. Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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