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

Barratt's Chapel

(Cradle of Methodism in America)

 
 
Barratt's Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
1. Barratt's Chapel Marker
Inscription.  Erected on land deeded by Col.Philip Barratt, August, 1780. Here Thomas Coke, D.D., representative of John Wesley, preached November 14, 1784, administering the Sacrament of Holy Communion for first time by a Methodist America. With Francis Asbury planned organization of Methodist Episcopal Church calling first conference to meet at Baltimore, December 24, 1784.
 
Erected 1934 by Historic Markers Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionNotable Events. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list.
 
Location. 39° 1.487′ N, 75° 27.599′ W. Marker is in Frederica, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is at the intersection of Delaware Route 1 and Barratt's Chapel Road on State Route 1. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Frederica DE 19946, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Barratt's Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Warner Mifflin (approx.
Barratt's Chapel Marker along northbound Delaware Route 1 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 18, 2012
2. Barratt's Chapel Marker along northbound Delaware Route 1
3.7 miles away); Murderkill / Motherkiln Friends Meeting (approx. 3.7 miles away); Town of Bowers (approx. 3.8 miles away); Laws Chapel (approx. 3.9 miles away); Geographic Center of Delaware (approx. 4.7 miles away); The St. Jones River: Why the Mansion Faces South (approx. 5.3 miles away); North Murderkill Hundred (approx. 5.4 miles away).
 
Barratt's Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 18, 2012
3. Barratt's Chapel
Barratt's Chapel Sign image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
4. Barratt's Chapel Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 9, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 673 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 9, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on October 25, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on January 9, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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