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

Line United Methodist Church

 
 
Line United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 20, 2011
1. Line United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. On January 31, 1785, Planner Shores sold a one acre lot to the trustees of the local Methodist Society. A part of a tract known as “Pleasant Grove”, the land was located on the border of Delaware and Maryland. The deed stipulated that a preaching house or chapel be built “for the use of the Methodist Preachers”. Due to its unique location, the church became known as the Line Church. Bishop Francis Asbury ministered to congregations here on several occasions. The present building was constructed in 1874 to accommodate the growing congregation. In 1995 the Church was designated as an Historic Site of the Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
 
Erected 1995 by The Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC- 104.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Francis Asbury, Traveling Methodist Preacher marker series.
 
Location. 38° 27.162′ N, 75° 25.05′ W. Marker is in near Whitesville, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Line Church Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located just north of MD Route 54 Delaware/Maryland State Line, between Stockley Road and Whitesville Road.
Line United Methodist Church additional Medallion image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 20, 2011
2. Line United Methodist Church additional Medallion
United Methodist
Historic Site No. 335
Marker is at or near this postal address: 18725 Line Church Road, Delmar DE 19940, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bethel Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); Gumboro United Methodist Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); Jones Cemetery (approx. 3 miles away); Gumboro School (approx. 3.6 miles away); Westwoods Methodist Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Bethany United Methodist Church (approx. 4.9 miles away); Gumboro Hundred (approx. 5.8 miles away); Trinity Methodist Church (approx. 7 miles away).
 
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Line United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 20, 2011
3. Line United Methodist Church
Line United Methodist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 20, 2011
4. Line United Methodist Church and Marker
Line United Methodist Church and cemetery along Line Church Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 20, 2011
5. Line United Methodist Church and cemetery along Line Church Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 478 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 2, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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