Site of Whatcoat Church

Site of Whatcoat Church (HMQH4)

Location: Camden, DE 19934 Kent County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 6.661', W 75° 32.698'

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In 1791 Daniel Lowber granted permission for "the society of people called Methodists" to erect a "meeting house" at this location. The site was formally conveyed to church trustees in 1796. Adjoining land was obtained in 1813 for use as a public burying ground. The church was named for Richard Whatcoat (1736-1806), a native of England who was sent to this country by John Wesley in 1784 to assist with the formation of new churches and plan the future of American Methodism. He was elected to serve as Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1800. The congregation continued to meet in "Whatcoat Chapel" until they moved to a new location in 1857. The cemetery was expanded following the removal of the old church.
HM NumberHMQH4
Marker NumberKC-100
Year Placed2006
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 12:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 452884 N 4329237
Decimal Degrees39.11101667, -75.54496667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 6.661', W 75° 32.698'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 6' 39.66" N, 75° 32' 41.88" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 116 S Main St, Camden DE 19934, US
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