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Near Staffordsville in Giles County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mountain Evangelist

 
 
Mountain Evangelist Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 2, 2011
1. Mountain Evangelist Marker
Inscription. The Reverend Robert Sayers Sheffey (1820-1902), although one of a kind as to style and personality, was a Methodist Circuit Rider in the classic frontier tradition. Celebrated for the intensity of his faith and prayer, as well as for his eccentricities, Sheffey's authority was recognized throughout this region. He is buried nearby, in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, beside his second wife, Elizabeth Stafford Sheffey.
 
Erected 1976 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number KG 15.)
 
Location. 37° 14.482′ N, 80° 42.454′ W. Marker is near Staffordsville, Virginia, in Giles County. Marker is at the intersection of Eggleston Road (Virginia Route 730) and Redbud Lane, on the right when traveling east on Eggleston Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pearisburg VA 24134, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old-Fashioned Camp Meeting (approx. 1.1 miles away); Giles County / Pulaski County (approx. 3.2 miles away); Battle of Cloyd’s Mountain (approx. 4.6 miles away); Pearisburg (approx. 6.1 miles away); Eggleston's Springs
Eggleston Rd & Redbud Ln (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 2, 2011
2. Eggleston Rd & Redbud Ln (facing east)
(approx. 6.4 miles away); Snidow's Ferry (approx. 6.4 miles away); Camp John J. Pershing (approx. 6.9 miles away); First Court of Giles County (approx. 7.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Staffordsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Robert Sheffey. Wikipedia (Submitted on April 4, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Circuit Rider: Robert Sheffey, An Appalachian Fallen Mantle. by Dr. Michael Edds (Submitted on April 4, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
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Eggleston Rd & Redbud Ln (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 2, 2011
3. Eggleston Rd & Redbud Ln (facing west)
Robert Sayers Sheffey (1820-1902) image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia, circa 1880
4. Robert Sayers Sheffey (1820-1902)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 703 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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