Near Harbeson in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Saint George's Chapel
Destruction of the first church by fire in 1792 resulted in the construction of the present "Brick Chapel." Completed in 1794, the building was originally designed as a two-story structure with an interior featuring spacious galleries on three sides. Extensive remodeling in 1882-83 included the lowering of walls below the upper windows, and the removal of the side galleries. The deteriorating condition of the chapel resuled in major renovations in 1966-67. With the completion of the effort, the building was restored to reflect the major elements of its original appearance. Saint George's Chapel was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
Erected 1999 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-132.)
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 year for this entry is 1719.
Location. 38° 41.061′ N, 75° 13.104′ W. Marker is near Harbeson, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Beaver Dam Road (County Road 285), on the right when traveling south. Located between Stockley Road (County Road 280) and Hollymount Road (County Road 48). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20271 Beaver Dam Rd, Harbeson DE 19951, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Georges Chapel (here, next to this marker); Indian Mission United Methodist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Conley's Chapel (approx. 1.7 miles away); Rabbit's Ferry School 201-C (approx. 2.7 miles away); Cool Spring Presbyterian Church (approx. 3.8 miles away); A History of the Junction & Breakwater Railroad (approx. 4.3 miles away); Cool Spring Station (approx. 4.3 miles away); Patton Medium Tank (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harbeson.
Regarding Saint George's Chapel. National Register of Historic Places:
St. George's Chapel (added 1973 - Building - #73000556)
♦ Area of Significance: Religion
♦ Period of Significance: 1750-1799
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 536 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 19, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.