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Salem United Methodist Church

 
 
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By Bill Pfingsten, April 24, 2016
1. Salem United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. The origin of Methodism in this part of Delaware can be traced to the early 1770's when a Methodist Society was organized and began meeting in the home of Isaac Hersey, a prominent farmer and miller. Through the efforts of Hersey's step-son William McIntire and others, the land on which "Salem Meeting House" was constructed was obtained in 1807. The congregation was formally incorporated on October 16, 1807. Bishop Francis Asbury noted in his journal that he preached at this house of worship on several occasions. The church was remodeled several times during the 19th century, and was completely renovated in 1904. A Fellowship Hall was added in 1958, and the current sanctuary was built next to the hall in 1987. Members of this congregation were also instrumental in establishing Tyson's Chapel (Newark) and Christiana Methodist Episcopal Church in the early 19th century. Today, Salem United Methodist Church continues to provide for the spiritual needs of the community it serves.
 
Erected 2007 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-172.)
 
Location. 39° 38.722′ N, 75° 42.166′ W. Marker is in Newark, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Salem Church Road. Click for map. Marker is at or
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By Bill Pfingsten, April 24, 2016
2. Salem United Methodist Church
1904 section.
near this postal address: 469 Salem Church Road, Newark DE 19702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Purple Heart Trail in Delaware (approx. 1.4 miles away); Iron Hill School #112C (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Battle of Cooch's Bridge (approx. 1.6 miles away); Historic Iron Ore Mining (approx. 1.6 miles away); Milling in Pencader Hundred (approx. 1.6 miles away); In the Beginning (approx. 1.6 miles away); Enjoy the Pencader Area Today (approx. 1.6 miles away); Your Gateway to Pencader Heritage (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Newark.
 
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By Bill Pfingsten, April 24, 2016
3. Salem United Methodist Church
Salem United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, April 24, 2016
4. Salem United Methodist Church
Newer section.
 
 
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