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Founding Lay Persons

Broad Street United Methodist Church

— United Methodist Church Registered Historic Site No. 174 —

 
 
Founding Lay Persons Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 14, 2020
1. Founding Lay Persons Marker
Inscription.  Captain Thomas Webb, British Army officer stationed in Burlington, with the help of Joseph Toy, founded the First Methodist Society here. December 14, 1770. Another was James Sterling, merchant, Revolutionary officer, Mayor of Burlington, who was generous with his time and treasure for God. His daughter, Mrs. Rebecca Sterling Porter, founded the Sunday School in October 1826.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraEducation. In addition, it is included in the United Methodist Church Historic Sites series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1826.
 
Location. 40° 4.667′ N, 74° 51.404′ W. Marker is in Burlington, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is on East Broad Street just west of Lawrence Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 42 E Broad St, Burlington NJ 08016, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bishop Francis Asbury (here, next to this marker); Center of Arts and Culture (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Isaac Collins House
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(about 600 feet away); Ockanickon (about 700 feet away); Birthplaces (about 700 feet away); Pre-Revolutionary History of Burlington City (about 700 feet away); Office of the Council of Proprietors and the Surveyor General (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grant House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
 
Broad Street United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 14, 2020
2. Broad Street United Methodist Church
Church building information above the doorway image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 14, 2020
3. Church building information above the doorway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2023. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 107 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 15, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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