Friday, May 13, 2016

BAPTISTS: Chapel Road church dissolved

At the May West Marlborough Township meeting, I learned that the Chapel Road Baptist Church has been recently dissolved, due to dwindling attendance, and sold. A few "old-timers" filled me in on an earlier chapter in the church building's history.
Around 1980, when it was known as the "Doe Run Chapel" and owned by the King Ranch, a small group began to hold Sunday services there. A rift occurred shortly thereafter, though, when the worshippers wanted to install indoor bathrooms but the owners wanted to maintain the building's historical authenticity (it dates from 1843).
In January 1982 the worshippers ended up moving to an old elementary school building (with indoor plumbing) in Marshallton.

Doe Run Chapel

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