Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church

Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (HM1B2Z)

Location: Milford, DE 19963 Kent County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 54.992', W 75° 25.935'

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It is believed that parishioners of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church were worshiping in a private residence on North Street by 1859. The church eventually moved to a site on Church Street to accommodate the growing congregation. On March 2, 1895 Bethel AME Church was formally incorporated. In April of the same year, a lot was acquired on Fourth Street from Amelia Brinkley and a house of worship was built. A second building on Church Street, for use as a parsonage, was conveyed to the Trustees by Emma Deputy in 1926. Membership outgrew the frame structure on Fourth Street, and services were moved back to the original church, while a new cinder block building was under construction. The new church opened in 1937, and the original building, known as "Old Bethel", was sold to Joseph Shockley in 1939. In 1965 a new parsonage was purchased on Truitt Street, and the Church Street site was sold. In 1999 the Bethel AME Community Life Center opened on property obtained behind the sanctuary. Bethel AME Church continues to serve the spiritual needs of the Milford community.
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HM NumberHM1B2Z
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Marker NumberKC-111
Year Placed2008
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 12:42pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 462526 N 4307603
Decimal Degrees38.91653333, -75.43225000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.992', W 75° 25.935'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 59.52" N, 75° 25' 56.10" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 207 NW 4th St, Milford DE 19963, US
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