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Smyrna in Kent County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Site of Duck Creek Presbyterian Church

 
 
Site of Duck Creek Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, July 24, 2021
1. Site of Duck Creek Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription.  In 1733 a charter was granted to “a dissenting congregation” of Scots and Irish Presbyterians who had settled in this area. A Meeting House was subsequently erected at this location. The Reverend Thomas Evans conducted the first service here on August 12, 1733. The tract, then known as Holy Hill, was formally conveyed to church trustees in 1749. On June 30, 1776, the Reverend John Miller summoned the large number of Patriots in the congregation to support the American Revolution. Services in the old church were discontinued in 1846 when a new site was obtained. Notable burials in the church cemetery include those of John Clark, Governor of Delaware (1817-1820), and Presley Spruance, United States Senator (1847-1853).
 
Erected 2003 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number KC-81.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionColonial EraGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1768.
 
Location.
Site of Duck Creek Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
2. Site of Duck Creek Presbyterian Church Marker
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39° 17.761′ N, 75° 35.968′ W. Marker is in Smyrna, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on U.S. 13, on the right when traveling south. Marker is at Como Lake on the south side of Smyrna. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Smyrna DE 19977, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pearl Harbor Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Maj. McLane Bridge Lake Como Spillway (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); Commodore Jacob Jones (approx. ¼ mile away); Thomas D. Clayton School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Smyrna Opera House and Old Town Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); School District No. 5 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Union Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smyrna.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Clark - Delaware Governor. Wikipedia (Submitted on December 16, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.) 

2. Presley Spruance. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present entry (Submitted on December 16, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.) 
 
Site of Duck Creek Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, January 19, 2022
3. Site of Duck Creek Presbyterian Church Marker
Site of Duck Creek Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, January 19, 2022
4. Site of Duck Creek Presbyterian Church Marker
Duck Creek Presbyterian Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
5. Duck Creek Presbyterian Cemetery
John Clark Grave image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
6. John Clark Grave
John Clark Grave image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
7. John Clark Grave
Governor John Clark image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Wikipedia, Unknown
8. Governor John Clark
Presley Spruance Grave image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
9. Presley Spruance Grave
Presley Spruance Grave image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
10. Presley Spruance Grave
Presley Spruance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By bdUSC, Unknown
11. Presley Spruance
Welcome to Historic Smyrna sign at Lake Como image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
12. Welcome to Historic Smyrna sign at Lake Como
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 16, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 820 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 24, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   2. submitted on December 16, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on March 30, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California.   5, 6, 7. submitted on December 16, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   8. submitted on November 18, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   9, 10. submitted on December 16, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   11. submitted on November 18, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   12. submitted on December 16, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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May. 20, 2022