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Hockessin in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Chippey African Union Methodist Church

 
 
Chippey African Union Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, January 9, 2016
1. Chippey African Union Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. In 1813 a group of African-American Methodists formed an independent denomination known as the African Union Church. It was the first incorporated religious body in the United States controlled entirely by African-Americans. In 1866 the African Union Church was joined by the First Colored Methodist Protestant Church to form the African Union Methodist Protestant Church. Due in large part to the efforts of Reverend Edward H. Chippey (1825-1900), this denomination experienced a great period of growth in the years following the Civil War. In 1886 this site was purchased for use by church members residing in the Hockessin community. The house of worship that was built here was known as "Chippey Chapel." It was rebuilt in 1896, and the congregation was formally incorporated as Chippey A.U.M.P. Church the following year. After many years of service, the old building was demolished in 1971. Through the hard work and financial support of its members, the construction of the present church was completed in June 1972. The congregation declared its independence in 1995, and in 1995 became formally known as Chippey African Union Methodist Church.
 
Erected 2004 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-140.)
 
Location. 39° 47.102′ 
Chippey African Union Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, January 9, 2016
2. Chippey African Union Methodist Church
N, 75° 41.882′ W. Marker is in Hockessin, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Mill Creek Road, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hockessin DE 19707, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hockessin School #107C (within shouting distance of this marker); First African-American Schoolhouse In Hockessin (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Henry "Nip" Winters (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. John The Evangelist Church (approx. half a mile away); Hockessin Friends Meetinghouse (approx. 0.7 miles away); Tweed's Tavern (approx. one mile away); Ashland Bridge (approx. 2.3 miles away); St. Mary's Church (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hockessin.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 9, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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