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

Ocean View Presbyterian Church

 
 
OCEAN VIEW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles Quandt, September 20, 2017
1. OCEAN VIEW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Marker
Inscription.  The origin of this congregation can be traced to the late 17th century when this area was settled by people seeking religious freedom and economic opportunity. Many were persons of Welsh, French, and Scottish descent who subscribed to the Protestant Reformed tradition of worship. For many years they were forced to travel great distances to attend services. Formally organized in 1763, they constructed Blackwater Presbyterian Church in 1767 at a location a few miles west of here. In 1856, the expanding population of this community resulted in the establishment of a new church at this location on land that was provided by the Hall family. The cornerstone for the building was formally laid on July 5, 1856. This structure served the needs of the congregation until 1907, when the present sanctuary was built. Church facilities were expanded with the construction of the George T. West Fellowship Center in 1974 and a new meeting hall in 2003.
 
Erected 2007 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-213.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion
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Colonial Era. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list.
 
Location. 38° 32.717′ N, 75° 5.408′ W. Marker is in Ocean View, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Central Ave. 1 Block north of RT 26 (Atlantic AV). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 67 Central Ave, Ocean View DE 19970, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Coastal Towns Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tunnell-West House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ocean View, Delaware (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cecile Steele's Chicken House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ocean View Post Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hall's Store (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ocean View.
 
Regarding Ocean View Presbyterian Church. There is a graveyard nearby.
 
Ocean View Presbyterian Church From Nw image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles Quandt, September 20, 2017
2. Ocean View Presbyterian Church From Nw
Ocean View Presbyterian Church And Graveyard image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles Quandt, September 20, 2017
3. Ocean View Presbyterian Church And Graveyard
Ocean View Presbyterian Church Graveyard image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles Quandt, September 20, 2017
4. Ocean View Presbyterian Church Graveyard
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2017. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2017, by Charles Quandt of Dewey Beach, Delaware. This page has been viewed 327 times since then and 129 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 3, 2017, by Charles Quandt of Dewey Beach, Delaware. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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