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Hockessin in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

St. John The Evangelist Church

 
 
St. John The Evangelist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, April 24, 2016
1. St. John The Evangelist Church Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1882, St. John the Evangelist Church was the third Catholic church to be built in the Hockessin area. Soon after it opened, St. John's established a parochial school in its hall. By 1934 the school was closed due to dwindling financial support. Parishioners outgrew the existing church by the mid-20th century and in 1964, a new church, St. Mary of the Assumption, was built a mile away. St. John's closed its doors in 1964, having suffered significant structural strain from overuse, and sat vacant until 1985 when it was demolished. The parish house, built in 1887, remains on site and St. John's original bell and marble was moved to St. Mary's.
 
Erected 2015 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-218.)
 
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 year for this entry is 1882.
 
Location. 39° 47.5′ N, 75° 41.871′ W. Marker is in Hockessin, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Valley Road, on the
St. John The Evangelist Parish House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, April 24, 2016
2. St. John The Evangelist Parish House
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left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1150 Valley Road, Hockessin DE 19707, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cox-Phillips-Mitchell Agricultural Complex (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hockessin Friends Meetinghouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chippey African Union Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away); First African-American Schoolhouse In Hockessin (approx. half a mile away); Hockessin School #107C (approx. half a mile away); James Henry "Nip" Winters (approx. 0.6 miles away); Chair of Honor (approx. 0.7 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hockessin.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 226 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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