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Milton in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Goshen Cemetery

 
 
Goshen Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
1. Goshen Cemetery Marker
Inscription. In 1801 funds were raised to support the building of a place of worship for local Methodists. On January 16, 1802, church trustees purchased land here “on a rising ground beautifully situated for that purpose.” A frame chapel was erected soon thereafter and given the name Goshen. The building remained in use until 1879, when a new church on Federal Street was completed. The old meeting house was sold the following year and moved to another location. Land where the building once stood became part of the cemetery.
On November 12, 1817, the trustees of the Milton Academy purchased land on the west side of the church lot on which to build a school. For many years the Academy enjoyed a distinguished reputation for scholastic excellence. It was closed circa 1880. In 1894 the Academy lot was conveyed to the Public School Commissioners of Milton. A two-story frame building was then constructed on the site. Miltonís first “high school” remained in used until 1933, when it was replaced by a new facility at another location.
Following the construction of the church a cemetery was established on the grounds. For many years it served as the chief burial place for the residents of the community. Growing concern about the maintenance of the property resulted in the formation of the Milton Cemetery Improvement Company
Goshen Cemetery Marker at Chestnut Street entrance image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
2. Goshen Cemetery Marker at Chestnut Street entrance
in 1928. Responsibility for the cemetery was transferred to the corporation by the church. In 1966 the lot where the school buildings had stood was purchased for cemetery expansion. Notable burials include those of David Hazzard, Governor of Delaware 1830-1833, and James Ponder, Governor of Delaware 1871-1875.
 
Erected 1998 by The Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-127.)
 
Location. 38° 46.557′ N, 75° 18.592′ W. Marker is in Milton, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located between Coulter Street and Mill Street. Marker is in this post office area: Milton DE 19968, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Governor Joseph Maull Carey (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. John The Baptist Episcopal Church (about 500 feet away); Milton Fire Department, Inc. (about 500 feet away); Governor James Ponder (about 500 feet away); Golden Rule Lodge #17, I.O.O.F. (about 600 feet away); Goshen United Methodist Church (about 800 feet away); Milton Public Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Governor Samuel Paynter (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milton.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Goshen Cemetery Marker seen along Chestnut Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
3. Goshen Cemetery Marker seen along Chestnut Street
Goshen Cemetery Hazzard (mentioned) Family Plot image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
4. Goshen Cemetery Hazzard (mentioned) Family Plot
Goshen Cemetery , left, Hon. David Hazzard image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
5. Goshen Cemetery , left, Hon. David Hazzard
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 563 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 25, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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