Old Swedes Churchyard Walking Tour
Miss Montgomery was the daughter of Capt. Hugh Montgomery, of Revolutionary War fame. She was prominent in Wilmington society in the first half of the 19th century. A successful teacher, she was also a founding member of the Female Bible Society. Her Reminisces of Wilmington is a valuable source of information about Wilmington in the 1800s.
After the Christmas service in the 1830, the congregation began worshipping at the new Trinity Chapel uptown. Old Swedes was closed and neglected until Miss Montgomery and a group of ladies began a drive for funds. They worked tirelessly and were significantly aided by Henrietta Allmond's generous bequest to restore the old church to its former status. In 1842, services were again held in the old church and continue to the present.
Erected by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America of the State of Delaware. (Marker Number 21.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Cemeteries & Burial Sites
Location. 39° 44.315′ N, 75° 32.413′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Church Street (U.S. 13) and East 7th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 612 N Church St, Wilmington DE 19801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. East Wall Letters (here, next to this marker); The Vandever's (a few steps from this marker); "K. C." and "B. C." Stones (a few steps from this marker); Bishop Alfred Lee (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of John Hendrickson, Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Springer (within shouting distance of this marker); North Porticos (within shouting distance of this marker); Garesche, Bauduy, Deschappelle Families (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
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