Bethesda Methodist Church

Bethesda Methodist Church (HM15AM)

Location: Georgetown, DE 19947 Sussex County
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N 38° 38.29', W 75° 20.797'

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During the late 18th century many of the residents of this area embraced the Methodist faith. Meetings were often held in the homes of church members. The origin of the Bethesda congregation can be traced to February of 1832, when trustees purchased one half acre of land southeast of here. The land was conveyed by local mill owner Joshua Morris "in trust and confidence" that they erect "a house of place of worship for the use of the members of the Methodist Episcopal Church." In 1895, the existing church building was moved to this site and rebuilt. On January 25, 1896, the trustees received the deed for the land "where Bethesda Church now stands."
HM NumberHM15AM
Marker NumberSC-112
Year Placed1987
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 7:11pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 469833 N 4276681
Decimal Degrees38.63816667, -75.34661667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 38.29', W 75° 20.797'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 38' 17.40" N, 75° 20' 47.82" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 24700-24792 County Rd 326, Georgetown DE 19947, US
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