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Frankford United Methodist Church

 
 
Frankford United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 14, 2010
1. Frankford United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. In 1819, a group of Methodists purchased a parcel of land north of present-day Frankford. A frame chapel was erected, and on March 4, 1820, the members of the congregation met there to elect trustees and formally organize themselves as Antioch Methodist Episcopal Church. The members purchased the present site on November 20, 1852. The sanctuary was formally dedicated on August 28, 1853. The church was later renamed Frankford Methodist Episcopal Church.

In 1880, a new spire was added, and in 1889, the roof was elevated six feet. Leaded stained glass windows were added during this period. They are considered to be fine examples of the American Opalescent style of the late 19th century. An addition was constructed in 1916 and subsequently expanded with the completion of a second story in 1947. A fellowship hall was built in 1967. The earliest legible tombstone inscription in the adjoining cemetery is dated 1868.

 
Erected 2000 by The Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-137.)
 
Location. 38° 31.061′ N, 75° 14.128′ W. Marker is in Frankford, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Clayton Avenue / Main Street (County Route 54) near Frankford Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map
Frankford United Methodist Church and Marker,as seen along Main Street / Clayton Avenue. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 14, 2010
2. Frankford United Methodist Church and Marker,as seen along Main Street / Clayton Avenue.
. Located between Daisey Avenue and Frankford Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Frankford DE 19945, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Antioch Camp Meeting (approx. one mile away); Dagsboro (approx. 2.1 miles away); Prince George's Chapel (approx. 2.1 miles away); Baltimore Hundred (approx. 3.2 miles away); John McCabe (approx. 3.7 miles away); Salem United Methodist Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); Hickory Hill Methodist Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); Home of John G. Townsend, Jr. (approx. 4.1 miles away).
 
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Frankford United Methodist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 14, 2010
3. Frankford United Methodist Church and Marker
Frankford United Methodist Church Cemetery, a headstone from 1875 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 14, 2010
4. Frankford United Methodist Church Cemetery, a headstone from 1875
John Gum and his family plot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 576 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 26, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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