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Near Milton in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Zion United Methodist Church

 
 
Zion United Methodist Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
1. Zion United Methodist Marker
Inscription.  This congregation was formally established in 1818 when a group of local Methodists obtained land on which to construct a house of worship from Aletta Clark. Known as Zion Methodist Episcopal Church, the small frame structure was located a short distance east of this location on the opposite side of the road. By 1873 the condition of the original church had deteriorated and additional space was needed for the growing congregation. Property at this location was secured, a new building was erected, and a graveyard was established. The church was dedicated on January 25, 1874. Following many years of service, it was destroyed by fire in 1943. After an intensive campaign to raise funds, the present brick church was completed and opened on October 7, 1945. The remains of several persons were reinterred here after the cemetery was established. Notable among these are Helmanius Wiltbank, a prominent early settler of this area, and Captain Cord Hazzard, a distinguished officer in the American Revolution.
 
Erected 2003 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-174.)
 
Topics and series. This historical
Zion United Methodist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
2. Zion United Methodist Church and Marker
marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list.
 
Location. 38° 48.101′ N, 75° 16.645′ W. Marker is near Milton, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Beach Highway (Delaware Route 16) near Zion Church Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 26743 Coastal Hwy, Milton DE 19968, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mansion Farmer: the David Robbins Homestead (approx. 0.8 miles away); Cedar Creek Hundred (approx. 1.4 miles away); Milton Public School #196-C (approx. 2.1 miles away); Milton (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Holly Industry (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named Cedar Creek Hundred (approx. 2.4 miles away); Shipbuilding on the Broadkill (approx. 2.4 miles away); Ships and Men (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milton.
 
Zion United Methodist Church Marker, as seen looking west along Beach Highway (State Road 16) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
3. Zion United Methodist Church Marker, as seen looking west along Beach Highway (State Road 16)
Zion United Methodist Church Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
4. Zion United Methodist Church Cornerstone
Zion United Methodist Church Wiltbank- Hazzard Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
5. Zion United Methodist Church Wiltbank- Hazzard Memorial
Helmanius Fredric Wiltbank
Zion United Methodist Church Wiltbank- Hazzard Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
6. Zion United Methodist Church Wiltbank- Hazzard Memorial
Coard Hazzard
Zion United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
7. Zion United Methodist Church
Coard Hazzard
Delaware
Captain Delaware Militia
Revolutionary War
April 28 1750   March 13 1831
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 524 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 20, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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