Saint Joseph on the Brandywine Church

Saint Joseph on the Brandywine Church (HM2DNO)

Location: Greenville, DE 19807 New Castle County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 46.323', W 75° 35.251'

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As early as 1813, Mass was celebrated in private
homes throughout the area. St. Joseph Church
was built in 1841 by a diverse community of
Roman Catholic immigrants to meet the needs of
the growing Catholic population. The nearby
DuPont powder mills, where many parishioners
worked, provided the stonemasons who built the
walls of the church. When completed, the church
was dedicated to St. Joseph, patron saint of
workers. In 1848, the sanctuary was enlarged to
its current size. The bell tower was added in
1878 and enclosed in the vestibule in 1941. This
church is among the oldest serving Catholics
in Delaware.
Year Placed2016
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, January 17th, 2019 at 1:05pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 449683 N 4402622
Decimal Degrees39.77205000, -75.58751667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 46.323', W 75° 35.251'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 46' 19.38" N, 75° 35' 15.06" 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 8 Old Church Rd, Greenville DE 19807, US
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