Pencader Presbyterian Church

Pencader Presbyterian Church (HM6A6)

Location: Newark, DE 19702 New Castle County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 36.37', W 75° 44.723'

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On October 15, 1701, William Penn granted 30,000 acres of land to William Davies, David Evans, and William Willis "in behalf of themselves and Company of new Welsh Purchasers." Known as the Welsh Tract, this expansive holding attracted large numbers of settlers who had immigrated from Wales to Colonial America. The settlers soon established two churches, known respectively as Welsh Tract Baptist and Welsh Tract Presbyterian. The Presbyterian church was subsequently renamed "Pencader," a Welsh term meaning "chief chair or seat." The congregation's first recorded pastor was Rev. David Evans, who was served as lay minister in 1710. Though the exact date of the construction of the first church is unknown, the "Meeting-House" had been standing for a number of years when the property was formally conveyed to trustees in 1742. The structure is believed to have been located in the eastern rear of the present cemetery. It was replaced in 1782-83 by a brick building that was used until 1852, when it was dismantled and the present church was built in its place.
The "Trustees of Pencader Presbyterian Church" were formally incorporated in 1789. In 1917 the Pencader Cemetery Association was organized to care for the adjoining graveyard. Pencader Presbyterian Church was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
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HM NumberHM6A6
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Marker NumberNC-124
Year Placed2002
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 1:32pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 436009 N 4384312
Decimal Degrees39.60616667, -75.74538333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 36.37', W 75° 44.723'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 36' 22.20" N, 75° 44' 43.38" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2315 Glasgow Ave, Newark DE 19702, US
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