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St. John African Methodist Church

 
 
St. John African Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 3, 2008
1. St. John African Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  This congregation was organized circa 1848. Early meetings were held in a log cabin at this location on land that was conveyed to trustees of the "Protestant Methodist Church" in 1850. In 1866 the members of the First Colored Methodist Protestant denomination merged with the African Union Church, which had been founded in Wilmington in 1813 and was the first incorporated religious body controlled entirely by African-Americans. The new denomination became known as the African Union Methodist Protestant Church. On December 6, 1890, this congregation was formally incorporated as "St. John's A.U.M.P. Church." The first house of worship was replaced by the present structure in 1867. It was extensively remodeled in 1960. Renamed St. John African Methodist Church in 1996, this church continues to serve the spiritual needs of the Newark community today.
 
Erected 2006 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-167.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & Religion
St. John African Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 3, 2008
2. St. John African Methodist Church
Marker is on the side wall between the first and second window.
Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list.
 
Location. 39° 41.127′ N, 75° 45.51′ W. Marker is in Newark, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of Hillside Road and New London Road Rt. 896, on the right when traveling south on Hillside Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newark DE 19711, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New London Road Community (within shouting distance of this marker); Mt. Zion Union American Methodist Episcopal (UAME) Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pride of Delaware Lodge #349 IBPOEW (about 400 feet away); Newark's New London Community (about 700 feet away); R.T. Foard and Jones Funeral Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Deer Park Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old College (approx. ¼ mile away); Raub Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,553 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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