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Bishop Francis Asbury

[Broad Street United Methodist Church]

 
 
Bishop Francis Asbury Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, November 14, 2020
1. Bishop Francis Asbury Marker
Inscription.  Marking the 200th anniversary of his arrival in the U.S. His first sermon in N.J. was preached near this site on Nov. 6, 1771. He was the pioneer leader of the Methodist Church in America for 45 years and was known as the "Prophet of the Long Road."
 
Erected 1971 by The Methodists of Burlington, New Jersey.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial Era. In addition, it is included in the Francis Asbury, Traveling Methodist Preacher series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 6, 1771.
 
Location. 40° 4.667′ N, 74° 51.405′ 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 north. 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. Founding Lay Persons (here, next to this marker); Center of Arts and Culture (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Isaac Collins House (about 600 feet away); Ockanickon
Broad Street United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, November 14, 2020
2. Broad Street United Methodist Church
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(about 700 feet away); Birthplaces (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); 218-220 High Street (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 15, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Aug. 17, 2022