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Staten Island in Richmond County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bishop Francis Asbury

 
 
Bishop Francis Asbury plaque image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 17, 2017
1. Bishop Francis Asbury plaque
Inscription.  
Commemorating the first sermon preached by
Bishop Francis Asbury
in the state of New York
June 9, 1771
near this site at the home of Peter van Pelt on Woodrow Road

From such auspicious beginnings the Methodist Church at Woodrow became the mother church of Staten Island Methodists

Erected to honor the memory of Bishop Asbury and the founders of American Methodism by
The Methodist Churches of Staten Island New York
1947
 
Erected 1947 by The Methodist Churches of Staten Island New York.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial Era.
 
Location. 40° 32.566′ N, 74° 12.069′ W. Marker is in Staten Island, New York, in Richmond County. Marker is at the intersection of Woodrow Road and Deserre Avenue when traveling west on Woodrow Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1109 Woodrow Road, Staten Island NY 10312, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Woodrow Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); 5910 Amboy Road
Bishop Francis Asbury plaque locale image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 17, 2017
2. Bishop Francis Asbury plaque locale
Woodrow United Methodist Church in the background.
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Pleasant Plains Memorial (approx. 1˝ miles away); Battle of the Bulge (approx. 1.8 miles away); Seguine Mansion (approx. 1.9 miles away); Charleston War Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); St. Alban’s Episcopal Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); In Loving Memory of Sister Mary Ann (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Staten Island.
 
Regarding Bishop Francis Asbury. The building is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
 
Also see . . .  Francis Asbury. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on September 23, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Woodrow United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 17, 2017
3. Woodrow United Methodist Church
1109 Woodrow Road
Bishop Francis Asbury image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, unknown
4. Bishop Francis Asbury
John Paradise - Francis Asbury - NPG.90.82 - National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 23, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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