St. Peter's Episcopal Church

St. Peter's Episcopal Church (HMPUQ)

Location: Lewes, DE 19958 Sussex County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 46.536', W 75° 8.43'

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In 1680, the Justices of the County petitioned Governor Edmond Andros for the right to grant lands. Under this authority, a lot of ground at this location was reserved for "publick use." Many of the settlers who came to this area in the late 17th and early 18th centuries were members of the Church of England. In 1708, the Reverend William Black was sent to establish a Mission here to serve the needs of Sussex County's growing population. The first permanently stationed clergyman was Reverend William Becket, who arrived in Lewes in 1721. Under his leadership, construction of the first house of worship on this site was completed in the 1720s. The old church was replaced by a second frame structure in 1808. In 1853 the existing church was moved to a corner of the lot. On May 27, 1854, the cornerstone of the present building was laid by Bishop Alfred Lee. The new church was formally consecrated in 1858. St. Peter's Episcopal Church was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
Marker NumberSC-202
Year Placed2006
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 6:46pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 487795 N 4291884
Decimal Degrees38.77560000, -75.14050000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 46.536', W 75° 8.43'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 46' 32.16" N, 75° 8' 25.80" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 203 2nd St, Lewes DE 19958, US
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