St. John The Evangelist Church

St. John The Evangelist Church (HM1RXF)

Location: Hockessin, DE 19707 New Castle County
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N 39° 47.5', W 75° 41.871'

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Built in 1882, St. John the Evangelist Church was the third Catholic church to be built in the Hockessin area. Soon after it opened, St. John's established a parochial school in its hall. By 1934 the school was closed due to dwindling financial support. Parishioners outgrew the existing church by the mid-20th century and in 1964, a new church, St. Mary of the Assumption, was built a mile away. St. John's closed its doors in 1964, having suffered significant structural strain from overuse, and sat vacant until 1985 when it was demolished. The parish house, built in 1887, remains on site and St. John's original bell and marble was moved to St. Mary's.
Marker NumberNC-218
Year Placed2015
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 440250 N 4404867
Decimal Degrees39.79166667, -75.69785000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.5', W 75° 41.871'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 30" N, 75° 41' 52.26" W
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Area Code(s)302
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1144 Valley Rd, Hockessin DE 19707, US
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