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Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church

 
 
Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, January 18, 2016
1. Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription.  
Organized about the year 1769. Early meetings held in academy woods, Gilpin’s Wharf and Thelwell’s School. Church Built in 1789.

Dedicated to Bishop Francis Asbury. Here is buried Allen McLane, Lieutenant in Caesar Rodney’s Regiment 1779; Captain of Dragoons 1777; Leader of charge in taking Paulus Hook (Jersey City) 1779; Major in Washington’s army at Yorktown 1781 and Commandant of Veteran Corps in War of 1812
 
Erected 1932 by Historic Marker Commission. (Marker Number NC-A10.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraWar of 1812War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives, and the Francis Asbury, Traveling Methodist Preacher series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1769.
 
Location. 39° 44.319′ N, 75° 32.937′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of North Walnut Street and East 3rd Street on North Walnut Street. Touch for map

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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 N Walnut St, Wilmington DE 19801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Women's Suffrage Parade (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Beacon (about 700 feet away); Brown v. Board of Education (about 800 feet away); Wilmington Station (about 800 feet away); "Sign of the Ship" Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lincoln's Speech (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Farmers Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away); Delaware's Jewish Community (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, January 18, 2016
2. Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church
Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, January 18, 2016
3. Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church
Church is now the Riverside Pentecostal Church of the Living God and a homeless shelter.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 438 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 19, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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