Near Ways Corner in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Chester-Bethel United Methodist Church
The roots of this congregation can be traced to the efforts of Methodist pioneer Thomas Webb, who visited this area to spread the message of his faith in the years prior to the American Revolution. Influenced by his sincerity and eloquence, a local society of Methodists was organized circa 1775. The first meetings were held in the homes of its members. Around 1780, a log meeting house was constructed on land provided by Robert Cloud. Known as Cloud's Chapel, this building served the congregation until 1799, when it was replaced by a stone structure that became known as Bethel Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1873, the members decided to build a church at the opposite end of the adjoining graveyard. Additional land was obtained, and a new serpentine stone and brick building was completed and dedicated in 1874. After nearly a century of use, the need for a new sanctuary arose, and the present church was constructed. The building was formally opened on October 15, 1972.
Erected 2001 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-120.)
Location. 39° 49.841′ N, 75° 29.991′ W. Marker is near Ways Corner, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of Foulks Road (Delaware Route 261) and Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2619 Foulk Road, Wilmington DE 19810, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chester-Bethel United Methodist Church Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Ebright Azimuth (approx. 1.1 miles away); Grubb Family Burying Ground (approx. 1.6 miles away); Village of Arden (approx. 1.6 miles away); Pennsylvania (approx. 2.2 miles away in Pennsylvania); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Old Claymont High School (approx. 2.7 miles away); Grubb/Worth Mansion (approx. 3 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. History of Chester Bethel United Methodist Church. (Submitted on December 28, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Thomas Webb. (Submitted on December 28, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 28, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 625 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 28, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.