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

Old Christ Church

 
 
Old Christ Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, January 17, 2011
1. Old Christ Church Marker
Inscription.  Established on Broad Creek in 1770 as a "Chapel of Ease" of Stepney Parish, Maryland on land purchased by a levy of 80,000 pounds of tobacco. Building completed by Robert Holston in 1772 at a cost of £510.
 
Erected 1938 by Public Archives Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionColonial Era. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1770.
 
Location. 38° 33.667′ N, 75° 32.25′ W. Marker is in Laurel, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is at the intersection of Chipman's Pond Road (County Road 465) and Christ Church Road (County Road 465A) on Chipman's Pond Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Laurel DE 19956, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nathaniel Mitchell (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Nathaniel Mitchell (within shouting distance of this marker); 407 5th Street (approx. 1.7 miles away); Shepard House
Old Christ Church Marker, new paint scheme image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2012
2. Old Christ Church Marker, new paint scheme
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(approx. 1.7 miles away); 511 Pine Street (approx. 1.7 miles away); Wooten-Truitt House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Gordy-Windsor House (approx. 1.7 miles away); 404 Pine Street (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Laurel.
 
Additional commentary.
1. National Register of Historic Places:
Old Christ Church (added 1972 - - #72000297)
Also known as Old Lightwood
SE of Laurel at jct. of SR 465 and 465A , Laurel
• Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
• Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
• Architectural Style: Georgian
• Area of Significance: Architecture
• Period of Significance: 1750-1799
• Owner: Private
• Historic Function: Religion
• Historic Sub-function: Religious Structure
• Current Function: Education, Religion
• Current Sub-function: Religious Structure
    — Submitted October 23, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
 
National Register of Historic Places Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, January 17, 2011
3. National Register of Historic Places Marker
Old Christ Church image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, January 17, 2011
4. Old Christ Church
Old Christ Church Marker seen along Chipman's Pond Road, looking northwest image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2012
5. Old Christ Church Marker seen along Chipman's Pond Road, looking northwest
*Shares location with Nathaniel Mitchell Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 590 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 17, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland.   2. submitted on October 23, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on January 17, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland.   5. submitted on October 23, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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