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Abingdon in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Old Post Road: Cokesbury College
 
Cokesbury College Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, June 21, 2007
1. Cokesbury College Marker
 
Inscription. Old Post Road Established 1666. The first Methodist college in the world established at Abingdon June 5, 1785 by Bishops Thomas Coke and Francis Asbury. Destroyed by fire December 4, 1796, located 175 yards east of this point.
 
Erected 1930 by the Governor William Paca Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Harford County, MD.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 39° 27.685′ N, 76° 16.765′ W. Marker is in Abingdon, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker is on Philadelphia Road (Maryland Route 7) 0.2 miles south of Abingdon Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Abingdon MD 21009, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain John Smith (approx. 0.8 miles away); Site of “Old Baltimore” (approx. 0.8 miles away); Harford Town, or Bush (approx. one mile away); “The Bush Declaration” (approx. 1.1 miles away); This Tablet (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Abingdon.
 
Also see . . .  Cokesbury College Site. A Heritage Landmark of the United Methodist Church. (Submitted on June 23, 2007.) 
 
In 1971, looking somewhat better Photo, Click for full size
Maryland Historical Trust Historic Sites Survey, November 1971
2. In 1971, looking somewhat better
 
 
Cokesbury United Methodist Church and Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, June 21, 2007
3. Cokesbury United Methodist Church and Cemetery
Church and cemetery now stand on grounds occupied by Cokesbury College. The college was never rebuilt.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,936 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on June 22, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on February 29, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   3. submitted on June 22, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
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