Shiloh Baptist Church

Shiloh Baptist Church (HM8SZ)

Location: Wilmington, DE 19802 New Castle County
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N 39° 45.341', W 75° 32.428'

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The origin of this congregation can be traced to 1875, when members of a Sunday School class affiliated with First Baptist Church met to plan the organization of a separate church to serve the needs of the city's African-American residents. Formally organized on May 31, 1876, Shiloh was the first African-American Baptist church in the State of Delaware. The first pastor was Reverend Benjamin T. Moore, who continued to serve in that capacity until his death in 1928. For several years meetings were held in the Old Masonic Hall on West 12th Street. The rapid growth of the congregation resulted in demand for additional space. Construction of a church at the corner of 12th and Orange Streets was initiated in 1881. Members continued to worship there until 1946, when the old building was sold and the congregation moved to the former site of East Baptist Church at 5th and Walnut Streets. The sale of that property to the City of Wilmington resulted in the completion of a new church on this site in 1972. A desire to extend Shiloh's active Outreach Ministry to the community led to the purchase of additional property in 1994.
HM NumberHM8SZ
Marker NumberNC-152
Year Placed2006
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 12:40am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 453701 N 4400780
Decimal Degrees39.75568333, -75.54046667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 45.341', W 75° 32.428'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 45' 20.46" N, 75° 32' 25.68" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 215 W 23rd St, Wilmington DE 19802, US
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