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Kingston in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Anning Owen

1751 - 1814

 

— "The Apostle of Methodism in Wyoming Valley" —

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 9, 2020
1. Anning Owen Marker
Inscription.  

A soldier in the Battle of Wyoming, July 3, 1778. Converted on the same date at the mouth of Abraham's Creek, Forty Fort, while evading the enemy. While a fugitive he came under Methodist influence and returning to Wyoming Valley, continued his trade as a blacksmith on Wyoming Avenue above John Street. As a local preacher he organized the First Class on Rosehill, Edwardsville, a part of the Kingston Charge, April, 1788. Later he joined the Conference and traveled circuits from Albany to the Chesapeake. His life exemplified his motto, "Work! Work! This world is no place for rest."

Re-dedicated June 30, 1991


 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 41° 15.795′ N, 75° 53.923′ W. Marker is in Kingston, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and Sprague Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Market Street. Marker is on the grounds of the Church
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 9, 2020
2. Anning Owen Marker
At the Church of Christ Uniting
of Christ Uniting. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 190 South Sprague Avenue, Kingston PA 18704, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Agnes Flood High Water Mark (approx. ¼ mile away); War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); What on Earth is a Levee? (approx. 0.7 miles away); Trailing Along (approx. 0.7 miles away); Welcome to the Anthracite Heritage Walk (approx. 0.7 miles away); 109th Field Artillery Battalion Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Wilkes-Barre (approx. 0.9 miles away); Henry M. Hoyt (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
 
Also see . . .
1. Anning Owen Bio in McClintock and Strong Biblical Cyclopedia. (Submitted on August 9, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Church Of Christ Uniting, Kingston PA. (Submitted on August 9, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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