Site of Old Asbury Methodist Church

Site of Old Asbury Methodist Church (HMQ4F)

Location: Smyrna, DE 19977 Kent County
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N 39° 18.051', W 75° 36.589'

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The roots of Methodism in this community can be traced to the organization of a local "society" in the 1770's. Meetings were held in private homes before a frame structure was built here circa 1786 on land provided by Col. Allan McLane, Revolutionary War hero and early advocate of Methodism. On May 9, 1799, the meeting house and burial ground were formally conveyed to the church trustees for 5 shillings. The Philadelphia Annual Conference was held here on numerous occasions in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Francis Asbury and many other Methodist pioneers were frequent visitors. Services were held here until 1845, when the congregation relocated to a new site, and the old church was dismantled and moved.
HM NumberHMQ4F
Year Placed1996
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 3:24pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 447419 N 4350340
Decimal Degrees39.30085000, -75.60981667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 18.051', W 75° 36.589'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 18' 3.06" N, 75° 36' 35.34" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 N Delaware St, Smyrna DE 19977, US
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