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Mount Salem United Methodist Church

 
 
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By Bill Pfingsten, November 7, 2008
1. Mount Salem United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. The origin of this congregation is traced to the early 19th century when the Brandywine Manufacturer's Sunday School was established to serve the spiritual and educational needs of the families of workers in the industrial community on the Brandywine. This non-denominational work provided a meeting place for local Methodists. In 1847 the Methodist residents of the area "from Riddle's to DuPont's Bank" constructed a house of worship at this location. The church was formally incorporated as Mount Salem Methodist Episcopal Church on November 9, 1847. A cemetery was established in 1852. In 1878 the old building was taken down and a new building constructed, only to be destroyed by fire months later. Restoration began immediately and on July 13, 1879, the present church was dedicated. Although the structure was largely new, the tower of the previous building was retained. The church was remodeled in 1893 and a Sunday School wing was added in 1917. Mount Salem United Methodist Church continues to serve the needs of the community.
 
Erected 2006 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-163.)
 
Location. 39° 45.903′ N, 75° 34.455′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the
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By Bill Pfingsten, November 7, 2008
2. Mount Salem Cemetery
intersection of W. 19th Street and Tower Road, on the left when traveling east on W. 19th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2629 W. 19th Street, Wilmington DE 19806, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Samuel Francis Du Pont (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rockford Tower (about 800 feet away); Gibraltar (approx. mile away); Thomas Francis Bayard (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wawaset Park (approx. half a mile away); First Flight of the Delaplane (approx. half a mile away); Alexis I. duPont Middle School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Kentmere Parkway (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
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Mount Salem United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, November 7, 2008
3. Mount Salem United Methodist Church
Mount Salem United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, November 7, 2008
4. Mount Salem United Methodist Church
Mount Salem United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, September 20, 2010
5. Mount Salem United Methodist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,787 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 15, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   5. submitted on September 23, 2010, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware.
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