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Batesville in Independence County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Arkansas Methodist Conference

Independence County

 
 
Arkansas Methodist Conference Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Judy King, September 7, 2012
1. Arkansas Methodist Conference Marker
Inscription.  The Arkansas conference of the Methodist Church, created 1836, composing Arkansas and parts of Louisiana and Indian Territory, held its first session November 2, 1836 in Batesville at corner of Main and Broad Streets. Bishop Thomas Morris presided. 42 ministers were assigned appointments, including 8 admitted that session, one of whom was Andrew Hunter. Burwell Lee was made presiding elder and ministered in this section 43 years, including early pastorates of the first Methodist Church here.

Annual sessions have been held since organization, there now being two conferences in the state, - North Arkansas and Little Rock.
 
Erected 1936 by Arkansas Centennial Comm., Arkansas History Comm. (Marker Number F-32.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Arkansas Centennial Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is November 2, 1904.
 
Location. 35° 46.381′ N, 91° 38.954′ W. Marker is in Batesville, Arkansas, in Independence County. Marker is at the
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intersection of East Main Street and North 6th Street, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Batesville AR 72501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lafferty Memorial Church (here, next to this marker); Peed-Ball House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arkansas College (about 600 feet away); Original Building, Arkansas College (about 800 feet away); Charles R. Handford House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Independence County Office and Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Williams Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Batesville.
 
Arkansas Methodist Conference Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Judy King, September 7, 2012
2. Arkansas Methodist Conference Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 3, 2013, by Judy King of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 710 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 3, 2013, by Judy King of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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