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The personal injury attorneys in Zoar, DE, at My Delaware Lawyers would like to share some interesting neighborhood highlights.


The unincorporated community of Zoar is situated in the eastern region of Sussex County within the state of Delaware. The community is in the Eastern Standard Timezone. It falls under two ZIP codes, 19966 and 19947. The main roadways that travel through the neighborhood are Zoar Road, Gravel Hill Road, Deep Branch Road, and Lawson Road.


The Dutch settled in the general area in 1631, but the county was officially organized under English rule in 1683. Before the European settlers took over, the Lenape and Nanticoke Native American tribes dwelled on the land. The county was one of the initial areas to be developed in the state.


Located on Gravel Hill Road is the 18th century Zoar Methodist Church. The church was established under the ministry of the United States Methodist founders, Bishops Thomas Coke and Francis Asbury. Bishop Coke was originally from Wales, while Bishop Asbury was from Hamstead Bridge, Staffordshire, England. The two joined together as the co-superintendents that began the Methodist Episcopal Church of the United States in 1784. Bishop Asbury led the congregation and was opposed by the following:

  • William McKendree
  • Jesse Lee
  • James O’Kelly

Before the land was bought from Robert and Sukey Lacey in 1802, the two would hold services in a log structure that became known as the Zoar Methodist Church. After the land was bought, services were held in the grove, and the church was incorporated in 1810. The building that stands now was built following a fire in 1910. Rev. James L. Derrickson, the pastor at the time, did most of the masonry and carpentry. Although annual homecoming services are held in the building in late October, camp meetings stopped in 1919. Weekly services are still held in addition to men and women groups.

The area is also home to the following:

  • Guardian Angels Day Care Center – a home-based daycare
  • Maui Wowi of Delaware – a Hawaii themed cafe
  • Greener Solutions – a local composting product supplier
  • Infinitee Art Rock T-shirts – custom apparel retailer by a digital artist Ralph Hawke Manis


The racial makeup of the greater area that is included under the ZIP code of 19966 was the following:

  • 75.1% white 
  • 13.0% African American
  • 6.4% Hispanic or Latino
  • 2.3% other races
  • 2.6% two or more races

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If you have been a victim of a personal injury, such as a car accident, a slip, trip or fall accident, or a workplace injury, contact our office today to get more information on how they can guide you through the legal process. The Zoar, DE personal injury attorneys at My Delaware Lawyers have years of experience representing the injured residents of the area.

Schuster Jachetti LLP
20632 Dupont Blvd,
Georgetown, DE 19947, USA
(302) 877-9524