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New Windsor in Carroll County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Robert Strawbridge

 
 
Robert Strawbridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, December 27, 2004
1. Robert Strawbridge Marker
Inscription.  The first preacher of Methodism in America. He formed at his house (still standing, 1938) one-half mile east of here the first Class and the first Society of American Methodism. He built the first log meeting house (1764) for Methodists in America (Marston Road).
 
Erected 1938 by State Roads Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial Era.
 
Location. 39° 31.847′ N, 77° 6.102′ W. Marker is in New Windsor, Maryland, in Carroll County. Marker is at the intersection of Wakefield Valley Road and New Windsor Road (Maryland Route 31), on the right when traveling east on Wakefield Valley Road. Marker is about 100 feet east of the intersection on Wakefield Valley Road (also known as Strawbridge Lane). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2885 Wakefield Valley Road, New Windsor MD 21776, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New Windsor (approx. 0.6 miles away); Robert Strawbridge House (approx. ¾ mile away); Birthplace of American Methodism (approx. ¾ mile away); Summer Kitchen (approx. ¾ mile away);
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Elizabeth Piper Strawbridge (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Robert Strawbridge (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bell from Brick Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); John Evans House, 1764 (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Windsor.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Log Meeting House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, December 27, 2004
2. Log Meeting House
Replica of the log meeting house on Marston Road (MD 407), about a half mile south of New Windsor Road (MD 31).
Robert Strawbridge House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, December 27, 2004
3. Robert Strawbridge House
Another marker stands next to the Robert Strawbridge House. The house is located on Strawbridge Lane .2 miles west of Wilt Road, and about 1.2 driving miles from the Robert Strawbridge marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,374 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 15, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.

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