Shockoe Bottom in Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
and in grateful memory of
Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church
An apostle whose only home was his saddle,
his parish the continent.
With fervent love for his Lord and a zeal that never flagged
this lifelong missionary sought the people
in the van of the advancing pioneers,
made strong the moral foundations of the Commonwealth,
and built up the Kingdom of God.
Carried from his bed, frail and spent,
to the Methodist church which stood on this spot
he preached, March 24, 1816, his last sermon.
Happy if with my latest breath
I may but gasp His name;
Preach Him to all and cry in death
“Behold, behold the Lamb!”
Dedicated by the Methodists of Richmond, Virginia, October 27, 1921,
The one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of his landing in America.
Erected 1921 by Methodists of Richmond.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion Francis Asbury, Traveling Methodist Preacher series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 24, 1864.
Location. 37° 31.992′ N, 77° 25.541′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. It is in Shockoe Bottom. Marker is at the intersection of East Franklin Street and North 19th Street, on the left when traveling east on East Franklin Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1900 East Franklin Street, Richmond VA 23223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate General Hospital No. 12 (here, next to this marker); Lockwood Double House, 1845 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Craig House (about 400 feet away); Edgar Allan Poe Pedestal (about 400 feet away); Origins of Richmond (about 400 feet away); The Oldest House (about 400 feet away); The Oldest Commercial Building in Richmond (about 400 feet away); Franklin Street Burying Grounds (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,116 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 25, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.