“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Newark in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Newark United Methodist Church

Newark United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, July 29, 2008
1. Newark United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. By 1799 a small group of Methodists was organized and meeting in the homes of its members in the Newark area. Desiring a permanent place of worship, the congregation built the town's first church building on land that was provided by Isaac Tyson at Chapel and New Streets. On April 8, 1813, members gathered in the unfinished structure to receive the deed for the property and elect trustees for the newly established "Newark Chapel." By the 1840s the growing congregation was in need of a new home. Through the efforts of member John F. Williamson and others, the present site was purchased on July 12, 1851. A new church was then erected. The structure was destroyed by fire in 1861. It was subsequently rebuilt and formally reopened in January 1865. Over the years, continued growth has led to consideration of a move to a new location, but the congregation has chosen to remain and expand. A large education wing was completed in 1933, and in 1948 a steeple and new front entrance was added. A second annex was built in 1964. Renovations to modernize facilities and promote accessibility were completed in 1991. Newark United Methodist Church continues to serve the needs of the residents of Newark and its surrounding community - a parish that embraces parts of three states.
Erected 2004 by Delaware Public
Newark United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, July 29, 2008
2. Newark United Methodist Church
Archives. (Marker Number NC-136.)
Location. 39° 40.982′ N, 75° 45.043′ W. Marker is in Newark, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on E. Main Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 63 E. Main Street, Newark DE 19711, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oriental Lodge #12, I.O.O.F. (here, next to this marker); Newark Academy (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); The Diamonds Walkway (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old College (approx. 0.2 miles away); New Century Club (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hiram Lodge No. 25 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Deer Park Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,702 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 3, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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