Mount Salem United Methodist Church

Mount Salem United Methodist Church (HM8T4)

Location: Wilmington, DE 19806 New Castle County
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N 39° 45.903', W 75° 34.455'

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The origin of this congregation is traced to the early 19th century when the Brandywine Manufacturer's Sunday School was established to serve the spiritual and educational needs of the families of workers in the industrial community on the Brandywine. This non-denominational work provided a meeting place for local Methodists. In 1847 the Methodist residents of the area "from Riddle's to DuPont's Bank" constructed a house of worship at this location. The church was formally incorporated as Mount Salem Methodist Episcopal Church on November 9, 1847. A cemetery was established in 1852. In 1878 the old building was taken down and a new building constructed, only to be destroyed by fire months later. Restoration began immediately and on July 13, 1879, the present church was dedicated. Although the structure was largely new, the tower of the previous building was retained. The church was remodeled in 1893 and a Sunday School wing was added in 1917. Mount Salem United Methodist Church continues to serve the needs of the community.
HM NumberHM8T4
Historical Period19th Century, 20th Century
Historical PlaceCemetery, Church/House of Worship
Marker TypeHistoric Building
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Marker NumberNC-163
Year Placed2006
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 4:48pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 450814 N 4401838
Decimal Degrees39.76505000, -75.57425000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 45.903', W 75° 34.455'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 45' 54.1800" N, 75° 34' 27.3000" W
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Area Code(s)302
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2629 W 19th St, Wilmington DE 19806, US
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