Town of Dagsboro Delaware

Prince George’s Chapel Cemetery




General John Dagworthy Monument

Prince George’s Chapel was received by the Worcester Parish of the Church of England on June 30, 1757, when the Dagsboro area was still a part of Maryland.

The chapel, on two acres of land purchased from Walter Evans, was named for Prince George, who later became King George III of England, presided over the loss of the American colonies, and suffered from several bouts of insanity that eventually became permanent.

Less than 100 years after its construction, the chapel’s condition had deteriorated to a point that services were discontinued. Services were held annually for some time but the building was largely maintained as an historic site by the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware.

The Sussex County Laymen’s League funded a complete restoration in 1928 and the church was rededicated on June 30, 1929.

The state of Delaware bought the property in 1967. After major renovations, the chapel, located at the intersection of Routes 26 and 382, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.

The cemetery is the site of the grave of General John Dagworthy, a Revolutionary War officer who settled in the area, supported the church, and for whom Dagsboro is named.
Source: Sussex County Online

Inside Chapel

Inside Chapel

Inside Chapel

Original Chapel

Prince George's Chapel

Location Map

Location map

General John Dagworthy Monument

Cemetery Committee Officers:

Name Position Term Ending
Janice Kolbeck President 5/2025
Patti Adams Vice President 5/2025
Gayle Chandler Secretary/Treasurer 5/2025
Carol Thompson Representative for Town Council 5/2026
  Friends of Prince George’s Chapel Representative  

Upcoming Meetings:

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Contact Us:

Have questions regarding the Cemetery? Please email Carol Thompson, Town Council Representative at: 

Prince George’s Rules & Regulations

Prince George’s Chapel Cemetery Burial Info Sheet

Prince George’s Cemetery Change of Ownership Form 

Prince George’s Cemetery Corner Markers Form

Prince George’s Chapel Cemetery Fees

2012 Cemetery Rules

Cemetery Rules The sign (pictured above) at the Prince George’s Chapel Cemetery was graciously prepared and donated by Mr. Scott Crater, a town resident, stating the rules & regulations for the cemetery. The Mayor & Council would like to acknowledge this donation by Mr. Crater and thank him for his generosity to the Town.

Cemetery Project

By: Melody Chandler

Please see the links below for the complete Cemetery Project.

Cemetery Project Introduction

Cemetery Project – Chandler Research Paper

Cemetery Project – Chandler References

Click here to view the GeoPhysical Survey PDF


Want to Donate to the Prince George’s Chapel Cemetery?

You can mail a check made payable to “Prince George’s Chapel Cemetery” to P.O. Box 420, Dagsboro, DE 19939.  Memo:  Donation to PGC Cemetery

You can also make a donation on-line by clicking here

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