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Near Waterville in Haywood County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Francis Asbury Trail

 
 
Francis Asbury Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, September 7, 2015
1. Francis Asbury Trail Marker
Inscription. Francis Asbury, first elected Bishop of Methodism in the U.S.; rode on horseback over 275,000 miles over pioneer trails averaging one sermon a day. From New England to Charleston, S.C. More than 60 times he crossed the Appalachians. Once following the Cataloochee Trail. That trail begins here northward to the Cove Creek Baptist Church.

Mt. Sterling Gap 6.5 mi.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Francis Asbury, Traveling Methodist Preacher marker series.
 
Location. 35° 45.736′ N, 83° 6.277′ W. Marker is near Waterville, North Carolina, in Haywood County. Marker is at the intersection of Big Creek Park Road and Mount Sterling Road (County Route 1397), on the left when traveling south on Big Creek Park Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waynesville NC 28785, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Whitson’s Fort (approx. 10.1 miles away in Tennessee); Grace Moore (approx. 10.6 miles away in Tennessee); John Floyd Arrowood (approx. 11.1 miles away in Tennessee); "Cataloochee Trail" (approx. 12.5 miles away); Governor Ben Walter Hooper
Francis Asbury Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, September 7, 2015
2. Francis Asbury Trail Marker
(approx. 13.9 miles away in Tennessee); Tennessee / North Carolina (approx. 15.2 miles away in Tennessee); Jefferson County / Cocke County (approx. 16.7 miles away in Tennessee).
 
Also see . . .  Hiking the Asbury Trail (pdf file). (Submitted on November 14, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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