Site of Blackiston Methodist Church

Site of Blackiston Methodist Church (HMQVZ)

Location: Clayton, DE 19938 Kent County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 15.742', W 75° 44.268'

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A local society of Methodists was organized circa 1778. On May 16, 1781, they obtained land here on which to build a permanent house of worship. A large frame church was then constructed and named Blackiston's Chapel, to honor the family that provided the site. For many years it was the largest Methodist church on the Delmarva Peninsula. Many of the pioneers of Methodism visited here to preach. In 1847, the old church was moved and a new one was erected in its place. This building continued to stand until it was dismantled following a damaging storm in 1980.
Marker NumberKC-74
Year Placed2002
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 1:51am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 436348 N 4346151
Decimal Degrees39.26236667, -75.73780000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 15.742', W 75° 44.268'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 15' 44.52" N, 75° 44' 16.08" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2022 Rd 131, Clayton DE 19938, US
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