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New Castle United Methodist Church

 
 
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By Bill Pfingsten, April 9, 2012
1. New Castle United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. The origin of Methodism in this community can be traced to the years prior to the American Revolution, when pioneering clergymen such as Thomas Webb and Francis Asbury visited here to spread the message of their faith. Due to the predominance of long-established denominations, and a relatively small membership, early attempts to establish a Methodist Society were unsuccessful. After a long period of inactivity, efforts were revived, and by 1819 a group was organized and meeting regularly in the homes of its members.

Desiring a permanent place of worship, the congregation purchased a parcel of land from Richard Sexton on September 28, 1820. A small brick chapel was erected on the site, which is now contained within the adjoining graveyard. Then known as Nazareth Methodist Episcopal Church, it served the congregation until 1863, when the present church was built. A major expansion was undertaken in 1876, with the construction of a Sunday School addition as the rear of the church. Facilities were further expanded with the completion of the present Fellowship Hall in 1956.
 
Erected 2000 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-111.)
 
Location. 39° 39.691′ N, 75° 33.982′ W. Marker is in New Castle, Delaware

New Castle United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, April 9, 2012
2. New Castle United Methodist Church
, in New Castle County. Marker is on Delaware Street just north of 5th Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Castle DE 19720, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Museum (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Van Dyke House (about 800 feet away); The Green or Market Plaine (approx. 0.2 miles away); Delaware's Independence Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); The River Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mary Wansey (approx. 0.2 miles away); New Castle Court House 1732 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Castle.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 21, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 425 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 21, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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