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Asheville in Buncombe County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Francis Asbury

 
 
Francis Asbury Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Francis Asbury Marker
Inscription. Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1784-1816, often visited and preached at the home of Daniel Killian which was one mile east.
 
Erected 1951 by Archives, Conservation and Highway Departments. (Marker Number P-33.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Francis Asbury, Traveling Methodist Preacher marker series.
 
Location. 35° 37.762′ N, 82° 33.148′ W. Marker is in Asheville, North Carolina, in Buncombe County. Marker is at the intersection of Beaverdam Road (State Highway 2230) and Merrimon Avenue (U.S. 25), on the left when traveling east on Beaverdam Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Asheville NC 28804, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joseph Lane (a few steps from this marker); David L. Swain (within shouting distance of this marker); The University of North Carolina at Asheville (approx. 1.5 miles away); Battle of Asheville (approx. 1.5 miles away); Buncombe Turnpike (approx. 1.5 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Asheville
Francis Asbury Marker at Beaverdam Road and Merrimon Avenue (US 25) intersection image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 22, 2010
2. Francis Asbury Marker at Beaverdam Road and Merrimon Avenue (US 25) intersection
(approx. 1.5 miles away); Zelda Fitzgerald (approx. 1.5 miles away); Kiffin Y. Rockwell (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Asheville.
 
Regarding Francis Asbury. The Killian house stood until 1901, when it was torn down and the J. V. Baird residence built on the site. Asbury had visited the home so often that when the general conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, met at Asheville in May 1910, a piece of the banister of the old Killian home was presented to the presiding bishop.
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Asbury, born in 1745 in England, had begun missionary work in America in 1771 on behalf of John Wesley, the founder of Methodism. For the next fifty years, Asbury traveled nearly 280,000 miles, preached 16,425 sermons, presided over 224 religious conferences, ordained 4,000 preachers, and helped Methodism outstrip the growth of population by nearly five to one. Known as the “Prophet of the Long Road,” Asbury became the archetypal circuit preacher, and was elected the first bishop of American Methodism.
(North Carolina Office of Archives & History)
 
Also see . . .  Christian History. Francis Asbury, Methodist
Francis Asbury image. Click for full size.
North Carolina Office of Archives & History — Department of Cultural Resources
3. Francis Asbury
on horseback (Submitted on June 2, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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