Bethel Methodist Church

Bethel Methodist Church (HM152R)

Location: Harrington, DE 19952 Kent County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 51.715', W 75° 38.207'

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The roots of Methodism in this community can be traced to the late 18th century, when Methodist pioneers such as Francis Asbury traveled throughout this area spreading the message of their faith. Over time some church members became dissatisfied with the organization and government of the established Methodist Episcopal Church. As a result, the Methodist Protestant Church was founded in 1830. Soon thereafter a group of local Methodists affiliated with the new church began to meet at or near the homes of its members. In 1838 the congregation was formally organized as Bethel Methodist Protestant Church, being the first of this denomination in Kent County. A church was constructed at this location for the use of the congregation. It was rebuilt in 1871, extensively remodeled in 1904, and rededicated in 1905.
HM NumberHM152R
Marker NumberKC-64
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 3:45am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 444752 N 4301646
Decimal Degrees38.86191667, -75.63678333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 51.715', W 75° 38.207'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 51' 42.90" N, 75° 38' 12.42" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2000-2698 Rd 304, Harrington DE 19952, US
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