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Belltown near Lewes in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Israel United Methodist Church

Israel United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
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1. Israel United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  In 1840, Israel United Methodist Church formed in the Belltown community west of Lewes. Israel established a cemetery in 1854 and formally incorporated in 1877. The congregation rebuilt the church in 1890 and again in 1916. Over time, the 1916 structure has been updated with the additions of a vestibule, annex, and stone cemetery wall. In 1966, Israel became part of the expanded Lewes Charge of Methodist Churches, which also included the John Wesley, St. Paul, and Mt. Pleasant Methodist churches of Belltown, Lewes, and Rehoboth Beach.
Erected 2019. (Marker Number SC-271.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
Location. 38° 44.596′ N, 75° 10.182′ W. Marker is near Lewes, Delaware, in Sussex County. It is in Belltown. Marker is on Plantation Road (Delaware Route 9). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20254 Plantation Road, Lewes DE 19958, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Coursey-Daisey Nanticoke Indian Burial Ground (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Honor of Ted Freeman (approx. half a mile away); Nassau Station (approx. 1.1 miles away); A History of the Junction & Breakwater Railroad (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named A History of the Junction & Breakwater Railroad (approx. 1.7 miles away); Lewes (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Lewes (approx. 1.9 miles away); Cool Spring Station (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewes.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2019. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on July 8, 2023. Photo   1. submitted on September 14, 2019, by Heritage2 of Baltimore, Maryland. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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Sep. 30, 2023