Site of Duck Creek Presbyterian Church

Site of Duck Creek Presbyterian Church (HMQ4K)

Location: Smyrna, DE 19977 Kent County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 17.761', W 75° 35.968'

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In 1733 a charter was granted to "a dissenting congregation" of Scots and Irish Presbyterians who had settled in this area. A Meeting House was subsequently erected at this location. The Reverend Thomas Evans conducted the first service here on August 12, 1733. The tract, then known as Holy Hill, was formally conveyed to church trustees in 1749. On June 30, 1776, the Reverend John Miller summoned the large number of Patriots in the congregation to support the American Revolution. Services in the old church were discontinued in 1846 when a new site was obtained. Notable burials in the church cemetery include those of John Clark, Governor of Delaware (1817-1820), and Presley Spruance, United States Senator (1847-1853).
HM NumberHMQ4K
Marker NumberKC-81
Year Placed2003
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 1:33am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 448307 N 4349797
Decimal Degrees39.29601667, -75.59946667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 17.761', W 75° 35.968'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 17' 45.66" N, 75° 35' 58.08" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 241-299 S Main St, Smyrna DE 19977, US
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