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Roots Of Methodism In Frederick County Milburn Chapel

 
 
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Photographed By Craig Doda, July 23, 2022
1. Roots Of Methodism In Frederick County Milburn Chapel Marker
Inscription.  This acre of land is one of the earliest sites of the Methodist Episcopal Church movement in the Shenandoah Valley. The land, donated to the Milburn Methodist Society by Reverend John Milburn, was home to the Milburn Meeting House and Milburn Cemetery. The oldest identifiable headstone is that of Rachel Ford who died in 1801. The last burials occurred around 1920. The remains of Reverend John Milburn (unknown-1813) are thought to be buried here. In 1944 the McCann family was loaned several German prisoners of war, including Paul Sternitzke, who was trained as a stone mason, to repair and reconstruct the front wall of the cemetery. Many of the original headstones have deteriorated over the years, and others were vandalized as the cemetery became neglected. In 1999 the Boy Scouts of Troop 46 at Emmanuel United Methodist Church took on maintenance of the cemetery as a continuing service project.
 
Erected by Emmanuel United Methodist Church and Boy Scouts of America Troop 46.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1801.
 
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39° 13.448′ N, 78° 6.772′ W. Marker is in Stephenson, Virginia, in Frederick County. Marker is on Milburn Road (Virginia Route 662) north of McCanns Road (Virginia Route 838), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 562 State Rte 662, Stephenson VA 22656, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Roots Of Methodism In Frederick County Milburn Chapel (a few steps from this marker); Stephenson Depot (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Rutherford's Farm (approx. one mile away); Rutherford's Farm (approx. one mile away); Battle of Rutherford's Farm (approx. one mile away); Hackwood Park (approx. one mile away); Action at Stephenson’s Depot (approx. one mile away); 1st Maryland Battery (CSA) Memorial (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stephenson.
 
Roots Of Methodism In Frederick County Milburn Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 23, 2022
2. Roots Of Methodism In Frederick County Milburn Chapel Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 18, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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