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

Bethel Church

 
 
Bethel Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
1. Bethel Church Marker
Inscription. During the late 18th century Methodist itinerants traveled throughout the peninsula. Their efforts were well-received in rural areas such as this, described as the “heart of Methodism” in the 1780ís. The seeds sown by those early travelers continued to bear fruit as membership increased and congregations multiplied. On February 23, 1841, a group of local Methodists purchased land where “a meeting house” called camp meetings were being held. Bethel Church continues to be a center for worship, serving this rural community in the spirit of the founders of Methodism.
 
Erected 1993 by Delaware State Archives. (Marker Number SC 97.)
 
Location. 38° 27.14′ N, 75° 21.326′ W. Marker is in Gumboro, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Bethel Road (County Road 419) near Maryland, Wicomoco (County Road 166), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at the Maryland - Delaware State line. Marker is in this post office area: Millsboro DE 19966, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gumboro United Methodist Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Gumboro School (approx. 2.2 miles away);
Bethel Church Marker, looking north on Bethel Road (County Road 419) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
2. Bethel Church Marker, looking north on Bethel Road (County Road 419)
Line United Methodist Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); Jones Cemetery (approx. 3.8 miles away); Westwoods Methodist Church (approx. 3.9 miles away); Gumboro Hundred (approx. 4.8 miles away); Bethany United Methodist Church (approx. 5.5 miles away); Hickory Hill Methodist Church (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gumboro.
 
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Bethel Church Marker at Maryland Line Wicomico County Rd 166, left, heading southeast image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
3. Bethel Church Marker at Maryland Line Wicomico County Rd 166, left, heading southeast
Bethel Church and Marker (R) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
4. Bethel Church and Marker (R)
Bethel Church Cemetery, across the road from the church image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
5. Bethel Church Cemetery, across the road from the church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 293 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 7, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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