Leesburg in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Early Methodism in Leesburg
On this site, deeded in 1766, stood the old Methodist meeting house completed about 1770. Here in 1778 was held the sixth conference of American Methodism and the first in Virginia. In this cemetery in 1786 was buried Richard Owings, first native Methodist preacher in America. The Old Stone Church was dismantled in 1901.
Erected 1952 by Leesburg Methodist Church, July 13.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Colonial Era. A significant historical year for this entry is 1766.
Location. 39° 7.033′ N, 77° 33.95′ W. Marker is in Leesburg, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is on Conwall Street near Liberty Street, on the right when traveling west. Stone with brass tablet is just inside the Cornwall Street gate of the Old Methodist Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leesburg VA 20175, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of Richard Owings (within shouting distance of this marker); Fighting for Freedom (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Stone Church Site (about 500 feet away); Glenfiddich House (about 600 feet away); Lee Comes to Leesburg (about 600 feet away); Confederate Soldiers (about 700 feet away); Loudoun County Courthouse (about 800 feet away); In Memory of the Heroic Dead (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leesburg.
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