Bethel Church Cemetery

Gumboro, Sussex County, Delaware, USA
Memorials 128 added (64% photographed)

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"During the late 18th century Methodist itinerants traveled throughout the peninsula. Their efforts were well-received in rural areas such as this, described as "the heart of Methodism" in the 1780's. The seeds sown by those early travelers continued to bear fruit as membership increased and congregations multiplied. On February 23, 1841, a group of local Methodists purchased land where a "meeting house" called Bethel had been erected. By the end of the 19th century annual camp meetings were being held. Bethel Church continues to be a center for worship, serving this rural community in the spirit of the founders of Methodism."
Delaware State Archives-SC97

Note-The cemetery is actually in three parts one being directly on the church grounds, another (older section) located along Route 419, somewhat across the road from the church. The third section is located approximately a half of mile westward along Bethel Road on the southside within Wicomico, Maryland.


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GPS Coordinates: 38.45218, -75.35591

  • Added: 4 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2288288