Christiana Presbyterian Church

Christiana Presbyterian Church (HM9KS)

Location: Newark, DE 19702 New Castle County
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N 39° 39.992', W 75° 39.553'

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Known in its early days as the "Presbyterian Church at Christiana Bridge," this congregation was organized in the 1730s. A church structure was built on this site soon after and a graveyard was established by the mid-18th century. Rev. Charles Tennant served as the first minister of the church, and the prominent English evangelist George Whitefield, a friend of the Tennant family, reportedly preached to a large gathering near this church in the late 1730s. Formally incorporated on July 29, 1790, the Christiana Presbyterian Church sold its original structure in the 1850s. The cornerstone of the present building was laid on September 8, 1857. The entire edifice was stuccoed in the early part of the 20th century. In the 1950s, the Ernest Freeman Hall Memorial Building was constructed to serve as a social hall for church functions. As part of the Christiana Historic District, the Christiana Presbyterian Church is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
HM NumberHM9KS
Marker NumberNC-173
Year Placed2007
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 3:56pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 443456 N 4390954
Decimal Degrees39.66653333, -75.65921667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 39.992', W 75° 39.553'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 39' 59.52" N, 75° 39' 33.18" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6-14 DE-7, Newark DE 19702, US
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