Frankford United Methodist Church

Frankford United Methodist Church (HMOWM)

Location: Frankford, DE 19945 Sussex County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 31.061', W 75° 14.128'

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In 1819, a group of Methodists purchased a parcel of land north of present-day Frankford. A frame chapel was erected, and on March 4, 1820, the members of the congregation met there to elect trustees and formally organize themselves as Antioch Methodist Episcopal Church. The members purchased the present site on November 20, 1852. The sanctuary was formally dedicated on August 28, 1853. The church was later renamed Frankford Methodist Episcopal Church.

In 1880, a new spire was added, and in 1889, the roof was elevated six feet. Leaded stained glass windows were added during this period. They are considered to be fine examples of the American Opalescent style of the late 19th century. An addition was constructed in 1916 and subsequently expanded with the completion of a second story in 1947. A fellowship hall was built in 1967. The earliest legible tombstone inscription in the adjoining cemetery is dated 1868.
Marker NumberSC-137
Year Placed2000
Placed ByThe Delaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 2:27pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 479472 N 4263281
Decimal Degrees38.51768333, -75.23546667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 31.061', W 75° 14.128'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 31' 3.66" N, 75° 14' 7.68" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 Clayton Ave, Frankford DE 19945, US
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