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Springfield Crossroads in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

St. John's Methodist Church

 
 
St. John's Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2010
1. St. John's Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  The origin of this congregation can be traced to the organization of “Johnson’s Society” in the 1830’s. Meetings were held in private homes and the local school. On July 3, 1852, trustees were elected to supervise the building of the first church. A one acre portion of the “Springfield” tract was subsequently purchased from James E. and Mary A. Blizzard. Construction was completed in 1853. The original structure replaced by the present church in 1907. In 1950 a building was moved here from the site of the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp near Georgetown, for renovation and use as a Church Hall. St. John’s was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.
 
Erected 2000 by The Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-108.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), and the Delaware Public Archives series lists.
 
Location. 38° 40.905′ N, 75° 18.449′ 
St. John's Methodist Church and Marker (far right) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2010
2. St. John's Methodist Church and Marker (far right)
W. Marker is in Springfield Crossroads, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Gravel Hill Road (State Road 30), on the right when traveling north. Located just south of County Road 47 (Johnson Road). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown DE 19947, 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. Zoar Methodist Church (approx. 2˝ miles away); Bethesda Methodist Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); Georgetown (approx. 3.7 miles away); Delaware Confederate War Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away); Prospect A.M.E. Church (approx. 4 miles away); Indian Mission United Methodist Church (approx. 4 miles away); Grace United Methodist Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church (approx. 4.1 miles away).
 
Regarding St. John's Methodist Church. National Register of Historic Places:
St. John's Methodist Church (added 1990 - Building - #90001071) ♦ Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
♦ Architectural Style: Gothic Revival
♦ Area of Significance: Architecture
♦ Period of Significance: 1900-1924
♦ Historic Function: Funerary, Religion
 
St. John's Methodist Church Marker seen along Gravel Hill Road (State Road 30) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2010
3. St. John's Methodist Church Marker seen along Gravel Hill Road (State Road 30)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 401 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 5, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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