Christiana in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Christiana Presbyterian Church
American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Erected 2007 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-173.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Colonial Era. In addition, it is included in the American Presbyterian and Reformed Historic Sites ⛪, and the Delaware Public Archives series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1823.
Location. 39° 39.992′ N, 75° 39.553′ W. Marker is in Christiana, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Old Baltimore Pike (Delaware Route 7) near Delaware Route 7, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newark DE 19702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Fort Union American Methodist Episcopal Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christiana Public School #111-C (about 700 feet away); Christiana United Methodist Church (about 700 feet away); Lafayette (approx. ¼ mile away); Last Mustering of The Delaware Continentals (approx. ¼ mile away); Samuel Patterson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Village of Christiana (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Lewden House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Christiana.
Regarding Christiana Presbyterian Church. Christiana Presbyterian Church is a contributing building within the Christiana Historic
The following text is taken from the Presbyterian Historical Society website:
Organized in 1732, the first church building was erected on the site in 1738. The present and second structure dates from 1857. Charles Tennent was the first pastor of the congregation. Samuel Patterson, who is buried under the church, was a Brigadier General in the Delaware Militia during the Revolution and a member of the Boston Relief Committee. The Church cemetery dates from 1752.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,962 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on February 5, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.