Near Newark in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Head of Christiana Presbyterian Church
A number of critical issues have impacted the church over the years. Many members were ardent patriots and active participants in the struggle for American Independence. In the 19th century the question of slavery proved divisive, with partisans within the church on both sides of the issue. During the 1930s a dispute concerning theological matters resulted in an attempt to separate from the established church. For a time the church was closed, but the efforts of a few trustees and elders resulted in a court action that barred the move, and the building was reopened. Since that time the congregation has grown and prospered,
Erected 2001 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-115.)
Location. 39° 41.513′ N, 75° 47.193′ W. Marker is near Newark, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on W. Church Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 W. Church Road, Newark DE 19711, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New London Avenue School (approx. 1.4 miles away); St. John African Methodist Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Pride of Delaware Lodge #349 IBPOEW (approx. 1.6 miles away); Vic Willis (approx. 1.6 miles away); R.T. Foard and Jones Funeral Home (approx. 1.7 miles away); Deer Park Hotel (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Wedge (approx. 1.8 miles away); Old College (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
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