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

Hickory Hill Methodist Church

 
 
Hickory Hill Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
1. Hickory Hill Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. For many years local Methodists were forced to travel a considerable distance to attend services. In 1873, Houstonís School House was established as a preaching place within the local circuit. The success of this effort stimulated interest in building a church. On September 11, 1877, Robert B. Houston conveyed an acre of land at this location for that purpose. Construction of Houston Methodist Episcopal Church was completed the following year. The church became the focus of community life, hosting traditional events such as Childrenís Day, Homecoming. and Christmas Entertaintment. Outdoor services or “bush” meetings were held nearby, bringing spiritual renewal to those in attendance. The church was renamed in 1955.
 
Erected 1997 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-113.)
 
Location. 38° 32.46′ N, 75° 18.286′ W. Marker is in near Dagsboro, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Molly Field Road (County Route 407), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located between Hickory Hill Road and Gum Tree Road (County Road 405). Marker is in this post office area: Dagsboro DE 19939, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker
Hickory Hill Methodist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
2. Hickory Hill Methodist Church and Marker
, measured as the crow flies. Dickerson Chapel A.M.E. Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Gumboro Hundred (approx. 3.1 miles away); Town of Millsboro (approx. 3.2 miles away); Dagsboro (approx. 3.3 miles away); Grace United Methodist Church (approx. 3.5 miles away); The Ableman Homestead (approx. 3.6 miles away); Carey's Camp (approx. 3.6 miles away); a different marker also named Carey's Camp (approx. 3.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Hickory Hill Methodist Church and Marker seen looking north along Molly Field Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
3. Hickory Hill Methodist Church and Marker seen looking north along Molly Field Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 252 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 19, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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