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

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

St. Peter's Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 13, 2019
1. St. Peter's Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription.  Founded in 1740, St. Peter's was originally located near Duck Creek on the old King's Highway. In 1762 the congregation moved to a newly constructed stone chapel on the site of St. Peter's Cemetery. When the chapel fell into disrepair, the congregation built a church on Union Street in 1827. Stones from the old chapel were used to erect a wall around the Cummins' family burial plot in the cemetery. The current church, built in the Gothic Revival style, under went renovations in 1857. St. Peter's formally incorporated on September 27, 1858.
Erected 2018 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number KC-125.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 27, 1858.
Location. 39° 18.378′ N, 75° 37.049′ W. Marker is in Smyrna, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on Main Street. The marker is in front of St. Peter's Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Main Street, Smyrna DE 19977, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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within walking distance of this marker. Korean War Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the Duck Creek Society of Friends (approx. ¼ mile away); Sgt. John B. Maberry (approx. 0.4 miles away); "First in the World" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Duck Creek Hundred (approx. half a mile away); Site of Old Asbury Methodist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); The John Cummins Mansion (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smyrna.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 26 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 21, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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