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Grace United Methodist Church

 
 
Grace United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 20, 2011
1. Grace United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  
In 1827 a Methodist Society was formed in this community, then known as Washington. On February 16, 1828, representatives of the congregation purchased a parcel of land for the purpose of erecting “a house or place of worship” for its members. The church became known as “Washington Methodist Episcopal Church.” In 1874, the congregation erected a new church on its lot at the northwestcorner of Main and Church Streets. This building was sold and moved in 1896. A new building was completed the following year. It was destroyed by fire in 1905. Another church was constructed and dedicated on December 16, 1906. This structure would later serve as Millsboro’s Post Office and Public Library.

On December 18, 1928, the trustees of the church,then known as “Grace Methodist Episcopal Church”, purchased this site from the State Board of Education. It had previously been the location of the Millsboro Public School. Construction of the present church was commenced in 1949. The building was formally opened on October 8, 1950.
 
Erected 2000 by The Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-136.)
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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 date for this entry is February 16, 1842.
 
Location. 38° 35.406′ N, 75° 17.412′ W. Marker is in Millsboro, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on East Church near Morris Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millsboro DE 19966, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ball Theatre / Millstone Theatre (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Ableman Homestead (about 600 feet away); Home of John J. Williams (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint Mark's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home of Richard S. Cordrey (approx. ¼ mile away); Town of Millsboro (approx. ¼ mile away); Askekesky (approx. 0.3 miles away); Indian River Hundred (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millsboro.
 
Grace United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 20, 2011
2. Grace United Methodist Church Marker
Grace United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 20, 2011
3. Grace United Methodist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2024. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 470 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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