“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New Castle in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Mount Salem U.M. Church

Mount Salem U.M. Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, June 5, 2021
1. Mount Salem U.M. Church Marker
Inscription.  In 1854, a Methodist Society was organized in the African American community in New Castle. Not long after the society's inception, the group adopted the name Mount Salem Methodist Church and purchased land on which to build a church. Mount Salem's first members helped build the first church in 1878, carrying bricks and other building materials by hand to the site. The adjacent graveyard was expanded from the original church property through land acquisitions in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Mount Salem congregation opened their first community center in the basement of the church during the Great Depression. For more than 150 years the Mount Salem United Methodist Church and its congregation supported the community through fellowship and service
Erected 2015 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-217.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
Mount Salem U.M. Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, April 24, 2016
2. Mount Salem U.M. Church
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39° 39.752′ N, 75° 33.744′ W. Marker is in New Castle, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on East 4th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 140 East 4th Street, New Castle DE 19720, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Broad Dyke (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); The Old Library (about 600 feet away); Midshipman John Stockton, United States Navy (about 600 feet away); Captain John Evans (about 600 feet away); Mary Wansey (about 700 feet away); George Read (about 700 feet away); Fort Casimir (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Castle.
Mount Salem U.M. Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, April 24, 2016
3. Mount Salem U.M. Cemetery
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 6, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2, 3. submitted on April 25, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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