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Lewes Presbyterian Church

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2010
1. Lewes Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription. The origin of this church can be traced to the earliest days of Presbyterianism in America. A congregation was established here in 1692 under the leadership of the Reverend Samuel Davis. The steady flow of immigrants from Scotland and Ireland contributed to its growth. In 1707, the congregation obtained a portion of the present church property on which they erected a small frame house of worship. This building was subsequently replaced by a brick structure in 1727-28. It served the congregation until 1832, when the present church was completed. Also used as a school, the old brick church was demolished in 1871. Over the years, the church has been altered and expanded on several occasions. A Sunday School addition was constructed in 1914, and a multipurpose activities building was completed in 2002.

The adjoining cemetery includes the graves of many prominent citizens including Delaware Governors David Hall and Ebe W. Tunnell. The Lewes Presbyterian Church was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
 
Erected 2002 by The Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-157.)
 
Location. 38° 46.346′ N, 75° 8.36′ W. Marker is in Lewes, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on
Lewes Presbyterian Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2010
2. Lewes Presbyterian Church and Marker
Kings Highway (U.S. 9N), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located between Washington And Franklin Avenues. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Kings Highway, Lewes DE 19958, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lewes (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); H.M. Brig DeBraak (about 600 feet away); David Hall House (about 600 feet away); Zwaanendael House (about 600 feet away); The Zwaanendael Club (about 700 feet away); The New Devon Inn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dodds Corner (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Peter's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewes.
 
Regarding Lewes Presbyterian Church. National Register of Historic Places:
Lewes Presbyterian Church (added 1977 - Building - #77000394)
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
Architectural Style: Greek Revival, Colonial Revival, Gothic Revival
Area of Significance: Historic Architecture
Cultural Affiliation: American
Period of Significance: 1825-1849, 1850-1874, 1875-1899
Historic Function: Religion
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.
 
Lewes Presbyterian Church and cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2010
3. Lewes Presbyterian Church and cemetery
Lewes Presbyterian Church front door image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2010
4. Lewes Presbyterian Church front door
Lewes Presbyterian Church and southside cemetery grounds image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2010
5. Lewes Presbyterian Church and southside cemetery grounds
Ebe W.Tunnell Gravesite, as mentioned image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2010
6. Ebe W.Tunnell Gravesite, as mentioned
Dec. 31, 1844 - Dec. 18, 1917
Governor of Delaware
1896 - 1900
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 516 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 30, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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