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Portsmouth, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Monumental Methodist Church

 
 
Monumental Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, November 12, 2007
1. Monumental Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. This Church, founded 1772, is one of the oldest Methodist Churches in Virginia. The first building was erected, 1775, at South and Effingham Streets. The Church was moved to Glasgow Street near Court in 1792. It established the first Sunday School in Portsmouth in 1818. Monumental was moved to this site, Dinwiddie Street, in 1831.
 
Erected 1948 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number Q8B.)
 
Location. 36° 50.151′ N, 76° 18.15′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker is on Dinwiddie Street south of Queen Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 450 Dinwiddie Street, Portsmouth VA 23704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Commodore Theatre (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Paulís Roman Catholic Church (about 400 feet away); Reverend Francis Devlin (about 400 feet away); The 1846 Courthouse (about 400 feet away); Norfolk County Court House (about 500 feet away); Saint Paul's School (about 500 feet away); Confederate Monument (about 500 feet away); Towne Square (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
Also see . . .
National Register of Historic Places image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, November 12, 2007
2. National Register of Historic Places
Monumental UMC has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Nov. 14, 1772
 A Brief History of Monumental Methodist Church. (Submitted on October 14, 2010, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Timeline Marker image. Click for full size.
By Scott Rollins, June 1, 2009
3. Timeline Marker
A. D. 1772
Methodist Society formed by Rev Robert Williams of England, and Isaac Luke of Portsmouth, Virginia
1775
Built at South and Effingham Streets
1792
Moved to Glasgow Street, near Court
1818
Formed first Sunday School in Portsmouth
1831
Moved to this site and erected Dinwiddie Street M. E. Church
1856
Built Emmanuel M. E. Church North Street for colored members
1866
Erected Sunday School chapel
A. D. 1872
Built Monumental Church in memory of the founders
Monumental Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, November 12, 2007
4. Monumental Methodist Church
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,047 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on , by Kristin Rollins of Portsmouth, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Kristin Rollins of Portsmouth, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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