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Laurel, Delaware Historical Markers

 
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By F. Robby, December 8, 2007
Centenary UMC
Delaware (Sussex County), Laurel — SC-160 — Centenary United Methodist Church
In 1801 there was a great revival of religion amoung the residents of the area. The growing appeal of the Methodist movement resulted in hundreds of new members for the church. A class was formed in the Laurel area, and in 1802 a church was . . . — Map (db m11816) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Laurel — SC-145 — Christ United Methodist Church
In the fall of 1831, Reverend Thomas Pearson came to Laurel to assist with the establishment of a Methodist Protestant congregation in the community. With its founding, the church became one of the first of this denomination in Delaware. Early . . . — Map (db m4430) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Laurel — SC-202 — Hope Lodge No. 4Grand Lodge of Delaware , A.F. & A.M.
On June 23, 1800, a charter was issued by the Grand Lodge of Maryland for Lodge No. 31 in “Laurel Town.” The first Worshipful Master of the Lodge was Jesse Green (1766-1834). A Maryland native who moved to Delaware in the 1790s, . . . — Map (db m60600) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Laurel — S-84 — Laurel
This site was originally part of a tract known as "Bachelor's Delight". From 1711 to 1768 it was included in a 3,000 acre Nanticoke Indian Reservation, authorized by an act of the Maryland Assembly. A village known as "Laurel" existed as early as . . . — Map (db m4423) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Laurel — SC- 150 — Mount Pleasant Methodist Church
The origin of this church can be traced to the organization of a local society of Methodists in 1778. The first meetings of the group, then known as the Broad Creek Society, were held in the homes of its members. On October 19, 1779, . . . — Map (db m60624) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Laurel — SC-195 — Mount Zion United Methodist Church
This congregation was organized in 1809. Services were held in a structure that was first known as Elzey Moore's Meeting House, and later renamed Wesley Chapel. With the closing of Wesley in 1852, the congregation was divided. On January 8, 1853, . . . — Map (db m4539) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Laurel — S-68 — Nathaniel Mitchell(1752-1813)
This Federalist served as the governor of Delaware between 1805-1808. He was born in Laurel in 1752, attended Old Christ Church, and is buried in this churchyard. Mitchell was commissioned as adjutant of militia 1775, promoted captain in 1776, and . . . — Map (db m39779) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Laurel — Nathaniel Mitchell
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Delaware (Sussex County), Laurel — Old Christ Church
Established on Broad Creek in 1770 as a "Chapel of Ease" of Stepney Parish, Maryland on land purchased by a levy of 80,000 pounds of tobacco. Building completed by Robert Holston in 1772 at a cost of £510. — Map (db m39778) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Laurel — Pioneer of PreservationTed Harvey: Innovator for Preservation
Trussum Pond Tranquil waters trapped by a grist mill dam in the early nineteenth century made Trussum Pon a haven for the baldcypress. However, the trees now seen dotting the pond's surface are all that remain of a once extensive prehistoric . . . — Map (db m4540) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Laurel — SC-120 — St. Paul's United Methodist Church
In 1865 the Maryland Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church established a “mission” or charge circuit in southwestern Sussex County. At the time local members of that faith were holding meetings in Sharp’s school, a one . . . — Map (db m61627) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Laurel — SC-182 — The Wading Place
Here was Laurel's ancient "Wading Place", a ford for Native Americans and colonial settlers. Broad Creek crosses this fall in its flow to the Nanticoke River and Chesapeake Bay. For centuries, the Nanticoke Indians, an Algonquin people, lived in the . . . — Map (db m11817) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Laurel — SC-169 — Trinity Methodist Church
In 1865, Reverend Isaac Adkins of the Methodist Protestant Church began to conduct services in Dorothy School House. The congregation was formally organized the following year. Meetings continued to be held in the school until 1873, when . . . — Map (db m61577) HM

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