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Mt. Bethel in Warren County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pioneer Methodist Bishop Francis Asbury

 
 
Pioneer Methodist Bishop Francis Asbury Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, May 13, 2009
1. Pioneer Methodist Bishop Francis Asbury Marker
Inscription.
Founded the
Mt. BETHEL METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
in an old log church on this site
FRIDAY MAY 10, 1811.
On Thursday May 9, 1811 Bishop Asbury stayed at Halls Mill (now Asbury) with Col. William McCullough. He preached there in the barn. Then on Friday May 10, 1811 he came to Mt. Bethel and stayed with James Egbert Esq. whose home was directly across the street. James and Rachel Egbert are buried in this cemetery. As early as 1800 Methodist meetings were held in the Egbert home. In 1809 when Bishop Asbury visited here he renamed this neighborhood Mt. Bethel. "Bethel" is a Hebrew word meaning "The House of God". Formerly this neighborhood had been called Egberts.

Saturday May 12, 1811 Bishop Asbury travelled to Cumminstown also known as Pequest, (now Vienna.) He stayed with Phillip Cummins and preached in their kitchen. In 1844 James Egbert erected the present Mt. Bethel Church incorporating the pulpit platform from the old log church.

This entire property was entered onto the N.J. Register of Historic Places in 1979, and on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
Erected By Friends Of Mt. Bethel Church A.D. 2000

 
Erected 1980 by Friends Of Mt. Bethel Church.
 
Marker series.
Pioneer Methodist Bishop Francis Asbury Marker and Mt. Bethel Church image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, May 13, 2009
2. Pioneer Methodist Bishop Francis Asbury Marker and Mt. Bethel Church
This marker is included in the Francis Asbury, Traveling Methodist Preacher marker series.
 
Location. 40° 49.573′ N, 74° 54.102′ W. Marker is in Mt. Bethel, New Jersey, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Mt. Bethel Road and Snyder Road, on the right when traveling north on Mt. Bethel Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 Mt. Bethal Road, Hackettstown NJ 07840, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Timberswamp Farm (approx. 2.5 miles away); Mansfield Township Veterans Monument (approx. 2.8 miles away); Triple Arch Stone Bridge (approx. 2.9 miles away); Morris Canal (approx. 2.9 miles away); Beattystown Historic District (approx. 3.3 miles away); Welcome To The Twp. Of Lebanon (approx. 3.3 miles away); Hackettstown Vietnam Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away); Lt. and Mrs. Robert Wilson (approx. 4.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Francis Asbury. A website dedicated to the life and ministry of Bishop Francis Asbury (1745-1816), the Methodist preacher from the Black Country of England who evangelised the frontier and transformed the United States of America. (Submitted on May 15, 2009.) 

2. Wikipedia Article – Francis Asbury. (Submitted on May 15, 2009.)
 
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Bishop Francis Asbury Marker image. Click for more information.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard
3. Bishop Francis Asbury Marker
An Additional Marker Commemorating Bishop Asbury. This marker is located in Maggie Valley, North Carolina.
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James Egbert Gravestone - Mentioned on marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, May 17, 2009
4. James Egbert Gravestone - Mentioned on marker
Rachel Egbert Gravestone - Mentioned on marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, May 17, 2009
5. Rachel Egbert Gravestone - Mentioned on marker
 
 
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