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

Francis Makemie Monument

Francis Makemie Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
1. Francis Makemie Monument Marker
Inscription.  Erected in Gratitude to God And in grateful, remembrance of his servant and minister Francis Makemie, who was born in Ramelton, County Donegal, Ireland, A.D. 1658(?) was educated at Glasgow University, Scotland, and came as an ordained Evangelist to the American Colonies A.D. 1683 at the request of Col. William Stevens of Rehoboth, Maryland. A devoted and able preacher of our Lord’s Gospel, he labored faithfully and freely for twenty-five years in Maryland, Virginia, the Barbados and elsewhere. A Christian gentleman, an enterprising man of affairs, a public spirited citizen, a distinguished advocate of Religious Liberty, for which he suffered under the Governor of New York, he is especially remembered as THE CHIEF FOUNDER OF ORGANIZED PRESBYTERY IN AMERICA, A.D. 1706, AND AS THE FIRST MODERATOR OF THE GENERAL PRESBYTERY. He died at his home, whose site is nearby in Accomack County, Virginia, in the summer of A.D. 1708, and was buried in his family cemetery, located on this spot, now recovered from a long desecration and dedicated with this monument to his memory A.D. 1908 by the American “Presbyterian Historical Society,” seated
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Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionColonial Era. A significant historical year for this entry is 1683.
Location. 37° 55.963′ N, 75° 38.102′ W. Marker is in Temperanceville, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker can be reached from Saxis Road near VA 699. Statue is in Makemie Monument Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Temperanceville VA 23442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. This Memorial Pyramid (a few steps from this marker); Anne Makemie Holden (within shouting distance of this marker); Makemie Monument Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Founder of Presbyterianism (approx. 5.4 miles away); Maryland's Eastern Shore (approx. 7 miles away in Maryland); Mark O. Pilchard (approx. 7.1 miles away in Maryland); Wicomico Treasures (approx. 7.1 miles away in Maryland); Boundary Line (approx. 7.1 miles away in Maryland). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Temperanceville.
Francis Makemie Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
2. Francis Makemie Monument
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 1,327 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 20, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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