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Union in Monroe County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bishop Matthew W. Clair, Sr.

 
 
Bishop Matthew W. Clair, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2015
1. Bishop Matthew W. Clair, Sr. Marker
Inscription. Born at Union, 1865. Converted at 15 at Simpson M. E. Church, Charleston. Licensed to preach; his first parish was Harpers Ferry 1889. His most distinguished pastoral work was the rebuilding of Asbury Church Washington, with a seating capacity of 1800. He was one of the two first Negroes in Methodism to achieve the office of bishop. He died in Covington, Ky., in 1943, and was buried in Washington, D.C.
 
Erected 1979 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Location. 37° 35.494′ N, 80° 32.547′ W. Marker is in Union, West Virginia, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of North Street (West Virginia Route 3) and Pump Street, on the left when traveling east on North Street. Click for map. It is in front of Ames Clair Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Union WV 24983, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Crook's Occupation of Union (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union (about 300 feet away); William Porcher Miles (about 300 feet away); General John Echols (about 300 feet away); Gen. John Echols House (about
Ames Clair Hall and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2015
2. Ames Clair Hall and Marker
300 feet away); Chapman House (about 600 feet away); Union College (about 700 feet away); Civil War Monument (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Union.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
Asbury United Methodist Church, Washington DC image. Click for full size.
By Matthew G. Bisanz, October 6, 2009
3. Asbury United Methodist Church, Washington DC
Via Wikipedia Commons.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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