St. Johnstown Methodist Church

St. Johnstown Methodist Church (HMPV9)

Location: Greenwood, DE 19950 Sussex County
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N 38° 48.12', W 75° 34.446'

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In the spring of 1779, Methodist pioneer Francis Asbury visited this area to spread the message of his faith. His efforts were successful and resulted in the organization of a local society of Methodists. Early meetings were held in the homes of members and in the woods where the church now stands. A house of worship was constructed circa 1780, on land that was provided by William Laws. The church was formally incorporated as St. Johnstown Methodist Episcopal Church on March 5, 1822. The property where the Meeting House stood was officially conveyed to church trustees ten days later. The old building continued to serve the congregation until 1872, when the present church was constructed.
HM NumberHMPV9
Marker NumberSC-149
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 10:16pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 450149 N 4294961
Decimal Degrees38.80200000, -75.57410000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.12', W 75° 34.446'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 7.20" N, 75° 34' 26.76" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13471 St Johnstown Rd, Greenwood DE 19950, US
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