“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Clyde in Haywood County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

The Shook House

The Shook House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Donna Scottt, circa July 2009
1. The Shook House Marker
Inscription.  Home of Jacob Shook and Preaching place of Francis Asbury, pioneer bishop of American Methodism. "After crossing other streams, and losing ourselves in the woods, we came in about 9 o'clock at night to Vater Shuck's. What an awful day!" Asbury's Journal, Nov. 30, 1810
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Francis Asbury, Traveling Methodist Preacher series list.
Location. 35° 31.898′ N, 82° 55.064′ W. Marker is in Clyde, North Carolina, in Haywood County. Marker is at the intersection of Carolina Boulevard (U.S. 23) and Morgan Street on Carolina Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clyde NC 28721, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Armed Forces from Clyde Town-ship (approx. 0.4 miles away); Honorable Chief Junaluska (approx. 3 miles away); Bishop Francis Asbury (approx. 3 miles away); "Cataloochee Trail" (approx. 3.6 miles away); Turpin's Chapel - Maple Grove United Methodist Church
The Shook House image. Click for full size.
By Donna Scottt, circa July 2009
2. The Shook House
(approx. 4 miles away); Garden Creek (approx. 4.1 miles away); Rutherford Trace (approx. 4.3 miles away); Haywood County World War II Monument (approx. 4.4 miles away).
Regarding The Shook House. Francis Asbury traveled over 200,000 on horseback with the good news of Jesus Christ in his time. He was the pioneer Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church and a contemporary of John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist Societies in England. Francis Asbury was 65 years of age during his crossing of the Cataloochee trail over the mountains.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2010, by Donna Scott of Laurens, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 678 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2010, by Donna Scott of Laurens, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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Oct. 20, 2020