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Marydel in Kent County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Thomas' Chapel

(Chapeltown)

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
1. Thomas' Chapel Marker
Inscription.  The site of one of the earliest Methodist Churches in America, the first structure was built in 1761 as an Episcopal Church. Built of logs, the church was referred to as the Log or Forest Chapel. According to tradition, ownership of the structure passed to the Methodists in the late 1770's. The church was renamed Thomas' Chapel to honor William Thomas, a local Methodist leader who was instrumental in securing the church building. A frame structure replaced the log church in the late 18th century and the first brick building was erected in 1825. Major renovations took place in the late 1870's. Thomas' Chapel was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 26, 1994.
 
Erected 1994 by Delaware State Archives. (Marker Number K-52.)
 
Location. 39° 5.93′ N, 75° 42.222′ W. Marker is in Marydel, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on Westville Road (Delaware Route 208) 0.7 miles east of Local Road 224, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2810 Westville Road, Marydel DE 19964, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles
Thomas' Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
2. Thomas' Chapel Marker
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West Dover Hundred (approx. 2.4 miles away); Sapling from 400 Year Old Oak Tree (approx. 2.4 miles away in Maryland); Mason-Dixon Crownstone (approx. 2.4 miles away); Cow Marsh Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 4 miles away); Samuel D. Burris (approx. 4 miles away); Immigrant Jewish Farms (approx. 7.2 miles away); Cheney Clow's Rebellion (approx. 7.4 miles away); Town of Wyoming (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marydel.
 
Additional keywords. Methodism
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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