Old Union Methodist Church

Old Union Methodist Church (HM6TM)

Location: Townsend, DE 19734 New Castle County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 23.276', W 75° 39.769'

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A log church was built here in 1789 on land donated by Joseph Dickinson. The church was named "Dickinson's Chapel" in his honor. Francis Asbury and many other pioneers of American Methodism conducted services here. Levi Scott, a native of this area and member of the church, became the first Delawarean to serve as a Methodist bishop. He is interred in the adjoining cemetery. The present church was constructed in 1847. Then known as Union Methodist Episcopal Church, it continued to serve the families of Appoquinimink Hundred until the early 1900s, when regular services sere discontinued. The Old Union Church Society was organized in 1939 to preserve the church and grounds. In 1973, Union Church was listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
HM NumberHM6TM
Marker NumberNC-117
Year Placed2001
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 11:42am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 442920 N 4360036
Decimal Degrees39.38793333, -75.66281667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 23.276', W 75° 39.769'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 23' 16.56" N, 75° 39' 46.14" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 205 Union Church Rd, Townsend DE 19734, US
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