First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church (HM8SA)

Location: Wilmington, DE 19801 New Castle County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 45.068', W 75° 32.867'

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This church originally stood at the corner of 10th and Market Streets and was the first Presbyterian church in the city. It was constructed in 1740, just after Wilmington received its charter from King George II. Following the Battle of the Brandywine on September 2, 1777, the British used the building as a hospital. After the congregation moved to a larger church in 1878, the Delaware Historical Society used the building until 1916. The church was then moved to this site in Brandywine Park to allow for construction of the Wilmington Library. The building is now operated by the Society of Colonial Dames of America in Delaware, serving as a reminder of Wilmington's role during the American Revolution.
HM NumberHM8SA
Marker NumberNC-77
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 8:48am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 453071 N 4400279
Decimal Degrees39.75113333, -75.54778333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 45.068', W 75° 32.867'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 45' 4.08" N, 75° 32' 52.02" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 208 S Park Dr, Wilmington DE 19801, US
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