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Batesville in Independence County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Arkansas Methodist Conference

Independence County

 
 
Arkansas Methodist Conference Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judy King, September 7, 2012
1. Arkansas Methodist Conference Marker
Inscription. The Arkansas conference of the Methodist Church, created 1836, composing Arkansas and parts of Louisiana and Indian Territory, held its first session November 2, 1836 in Batesville at corner of Main and Broad Streets. Bishop Thomas Morris presided. 42 ministers were assigned appointments, including 8 admitted that session, one of whom was Andrew Hunter. Burwell Lee was made presiding elder and ministered in this section 43 years, including early pastorates of the first Methodist Church here.

Annual sessions have been held since organization, there now being two conferences in the state, - North Arkansas and Little Rock.
 
Erected 1936 by Arkansas Centennial Comm., Arkansas History Comm. (Marker Number F - 32.)
 
Location. 35° 46.381′ N, 91° 38.954′ W. Marker is in Batesville, Arkansas, in Independence County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and North 6th Street, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Batesville AR 72501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lafferty Memorial Church (here, next to this marker); Independence County Office and Library
Arkansas Methodist Conference Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judy King, September 7, 2012
2. Arkansas Methodist Conference Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Batesville During The Civil War (approx. 0.3 miles away); Independence County First County Court House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pfeiffer Community (approx. 4.8 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Judy King of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 451 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Judy King of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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