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Salem United Methodist Church

 
 
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Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, April 24, 2016
1. Salem United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  The origin of Methodism in this part of Delaware can be traced to the early 1770's when a Methodist Society was organized and began meeting in the home of Isaac Hersey, a prominent farmer and miller. Through the efforts of Hersey's step-son William McIntire and others, the land on which "Salem Meeting House" was constructed was obtained in 1807. The congregation was formally incorporated on October 16, 1807. Bishop Francis Asbury noted in his journal that he preached at this house of worship on several occasions. The church was remodeled several times during the 19th century, and was completely renovated in 1904. A Fellowship Hall was added in 1958, and the current sanctuary was built next to the hall in 1987. Members of this congregation were also instrumental in establishing Tyson's Chapel (Newark) and Christiana Methodist Episcopal Church in the early 19th century. Today, Salem United Methodist Church continues to provide for the spiritual needs of the community it serves.
 
Erected 2007 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-172.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed
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Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, April 24, 2016
2. Salem United Methodist Church
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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 October 16, 1807.
 
Location. 39° 38.722′ N, 75° 42.166′ W. Marker is in Newark, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Salem Church Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 469 Salem Church Road, Newark DE 19702, 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. Purple Heart Trail in Delaware (approx. 1.3 miles away); Pencader Heritage Museum (approx. 1½ miles away); Preserving the History of the Battlefield (approx. 1½ miles away); Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route (approx. 1½ miles away); a different marker also named Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route (approx. 1½ miles away); Germans & German-Americans in The American War of Independence (approx. 1½ miles away); The Battle of Cooch's Bridge (approx. 1½ miles away); French General Comte de Rochambeau and the French Army Memorial (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
Salem United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, April 24, 2016
3. Salem United Methodist Church
Salem United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, April 24, 2016
4. Salem United Methodist Church
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 345 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 28, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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Oct. 5, 2022