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

Peniel United Methodist Church

 
 
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By Bill Pfingsten, January 9, 2016
1. Peniel United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. Tradition states that a young Irish immigrant moved to the local area in 1786 and sought out a Methodist minister from Wilmington to preach in Newport. By the early nineteenth century, a permanent Methodist Society had been established in the area. In 1809, a small frame meeting house was built on land conveyed by Thomas Latimer to the Board of Trustees consisting of Joseph Lynam, John Miller, Dennis Dougherty, Benjamin Hersey and Samuel Wood. The church was formally incorporated in 1810. On November 7, 1842, Sabilla Stone donated a house for a parsonage along with two lots of land for support of the church. The original church building was replaced on the same site by a brick church in 1864. As noted in a late nineteenth century historical resource “The Church has a large membership, numbering about two hundred in 1887, and also maintains a flourishing Sabbath-school.” The church building was remodeled in 1890 and a new addition was built in 1937. A new section, used as the sanctuary, was completed and dedicated in 1954. Today, Peniel United Methodist Church continues to provide for the spiritual needs of the community it serves.
 
Erected 2011 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-191.)
 
Location. 39° 42.836′ 
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By Bill Pfingsten, January 9, 2016
2. Peniel United Methodist Church
N, 75° 36.477′ W. Marker is in Newport, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on E. Market Street, on the left. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 E. Market Street, Wilmington DE 19804, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oliver Evans (1755-1819) (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Delaware Continentals (approx. 1.3 miles away); Delaware Military Academy (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Home of William Julius "Judy" Johnson (approx. 1.7 miles away); Ashley Mansion (approx. 1.7 miles away); Marshallton (approx. 1.9 miles away); The "Annie Oakleys": First Female Prison Guards in the United States (approx. 2.1 miles away); Wilmington & Western Railroad (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport.
 
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Peniel United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, January 9, 2016
3. Peniel United Methodist Church
 
 
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 194 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 9, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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