Swain Memorial United Methodist Church

Swain Memorial United Methodist Church (HMQR4)

Location: Tangier, VA 23440 Accomack County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 49.634', W 75° 59.519'

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The most prominent of the island's buildings, Swain Memorial United Methodist Church is easily recognized as the focal point of Tangier.

Built in 1899 on the site of the island's second church (1842), it is the center of the Tangier's religious activity.

The Hiram Benson Education Building, erected in 1963 is named for a "pillar" of the Methodist Sunday school and occupies the site of the third church, Mariner's Bethel (1870).

Traditional Methodist class meetings are still held weekly and may be the last such gatherings of any Methodist community in America.
HM NumberHMQR4
Placed ByTangier History Museum & Interpretive Cultural Center
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 10:48am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 412701 N 4187109
Decimal Degrees37.82723333, -75.99198333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 49.634', W 75° 59.519'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 49' 38.04" N, 75° 59' 31.14" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16164-16178 Main Ridge Rd, Tangier VA 23440, US
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