Saint Mark's Episcopal Church

Saint Mark's Episcopal Church (HMPKF)

Location: Millsboro, DE 19966 Sussex County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 35.529', W 75° 17.576'

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The first organized services for members of the Protestant Episcopal Church in this community were conducted by Rev. John A. Childs in a local schoolhouse in the mid 1840s. As a result of the declining condition of Prince George's Chapel in nearby Dagsboro, and in response to the needs of the town's growing population, a house of worship was built here on land that was purchased from Woolsey and Hetty Burton in 1849. In 1870, the old structure was removed and construction of the present building was commenced. The church was formally consecrated in May 1884. Two early rectors of note were Rev. William Ellis and Rev. Lewis W. Wells. St. Mark's Parish Hall was constructed in 1963. In 2006 a Community Labyrinth and Meditation Gardens were completed on the former site of the Church Rectory.
Marker NumberSC- 210
Year Placed2006
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 10:36am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 474489 N 4271559
Decimal Degrees38.59215000, -75.29293333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 35.529', W 75° 17.576'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 35' 31.74" N, 75° 17' 34.56" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 104-110 County Rd 326, Millsboro DE 19966, US
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