Indian Mission United Methodist Church

Indian Mission United Methodist Church (HMP4J)

Location: Harbeson, DE 19951 Sussex County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 40.386', W 75° 14.056'

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In 1881 the Nanticoke Indian people constructed this church to provide a place to join for religious devotions. Known as "Johnson's Chapel," the church was affiliated with the Methodist Protestant denomination. On March 27, 1884, the land upon which the church had been built was conveyed by Jesse E. and Elizabeth Joseph to Trustees SamuelB. Norwood, Whittington Johnson, David P. Street, James H. Clark, Elisha Wright, William A. Johnson, and John W. Harmon.
The church was formally incorporated on May 23, 1915. In 1921 a new building was constructed and named Indian Mission M.P. Church. The Nanticoke people continue to hold their religious services here, and the church continues to provide cohesiveness for the Nanticoke to retain their Native heritage and culture.
The oldest marked grave is that of Ann Johnson, who died October 7, 1885. Indian Mission United Methodist Church was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on April 26, 1979.
HM NumberHMP4J
Marker NumberSC-122
Year Placed2002
Placed ByThe Delaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 2:09am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 479621 N 4280527
Decimal Degrees38.67310000, -75.23426667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 40.386', W 75° 14.056'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 40' 23.16" N, 75° 14' 3.36" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 22701 Indian Mission Rd, Harbeson DE 19951, US
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