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

Temperanceville in Accomack County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Founder of Presbyterianism

Founder of Presbyterianism Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
1. Founder of Presbyterianism Marker
Inscription.  Five miles west was the home of the Rev. Francis Makemie, founder of Presbyterianism in the United States. About 1684, Makemie established in Maryland the first Presbyterian Church. Later he moved to Accomac and married. He died here in 1708.
Erected 1971 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number WY-15.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial Era.
Location. 37° 53.735′ N, 75° 32.937′ W. Marker is in Temperanceville, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is on US 13 north of Saxis Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Townsend VA 23443, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Makemie Monument Park (approx. 5.3 miles away); Anne Makemie Holden (approx. 5.3 miles away); Francis Makemie Monument (approx. 5.4 miles away); This Memorial Pyramid (approx. 5.4 miles away); Welcome to the NASA Visitor Center (approx.
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5.8 miles away); NASA Wallops Flight Facility (approx. 5.9 miles away); Mark O. Pilchard (approx. 7˝ miles away in Maryland); Maryland's Eastern Shore (approx. 7˝ miles away in Maryland). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Temperanceville.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,173 times since then and 18 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 20, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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