Prince George's Chapel

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Prince George's Chapel
Prince George's Chapel, Route 26, Dagsboro (Sussex County, Delaware).jpg
Prince George's Chapel in 1960
Prince George's Chapel is located in Delaware
Prince George's Chapel
Prince George's Chapel is located in the US
Prince George's Chapel
Location East of Dagsboro on Delaware Route 26, near Dagsboro, Delaware
Coordinates 38°32′54″N 75°14′22″W / 38.54833°N 75.23944°W / 38.54833; -75.23944Coordinates: 38°32′54″N 75°14′22″W / 38.54833°N 75.23944°W / 38.54833; -75.23944
Area 2.3 acres (0.93 ha)
Built 1757
Architectural style English Tradition
NRHP reference # 71000235[1]
Added to NRHP March 24, 1971

Prince George's Chapel is a historic Episcopal chapel of ease located near Dagsboro, Sussex County, Delaware. It was built in 1755 as a chapel-of-ease for St. Martin's Church, Worcester Parish, Maryland. Churches built to serve the outlying areas of a parish where it was difficult for people to travel to the main church were given a chapel-of-ease designation. On June 30, 1757 the completed chapel was received by the vestry, dedicated, and named "Prince George's Chapel" for England's Prince George, later George III of the United Kingdom.[2] It is a small, shingled structure. A transept and chancel were added about 1763, but these have been removed. The interior features a vaulted ceiling of heart-pine, timbered pine pillars.[3] The State of Delaware purchased the property in 1967 and renovated the building.[4]

The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.[1]

Notable burials in church's cemetery[edit]

  • General John Dagworthy, namesake of Dagsboro, Revolutionary War veteran


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Sandie Gerken, Dagsboro's Historic Treasure, High Tide News, February 2014
  3. ^ Leon deValinger, Jr. (January 1970). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Prince George's Chapel".  and Accompanying two photos
  4. ^ Delaware Public Archives: Prince George's Chapel Archived 2012-03-04 at the Wayback Machine.

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