Near Polkville in Cleveland County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Mount Harmony United Methodist Church
Erected 1988 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number O-75.)
Location. 35° 27.882′ N, 81° 40.404′ W. Marker is near Polkville, North Carolina, in Cleveland County. Marker is at the intersection of Polkville Road (State Highway 226) and Mt. Harmony Church Road (County Road 1379), on the right when traveling north on Polkville Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lawndale NC 28090, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Metcalfe Station (approx. 9.3 miles away); Fallston Veterans Memorial (approx. 9.9 miles away); Cane Creek (approx. 12.1 miles away); W. J. Cash (approx. 13.9 miles away); O. Max Gardner (approx. 13.9 miles away); Thomas Dixon Jr. (approx. 13.9 miles away); Elisha Baxter (approx. 14 miles away); Old Cool Springs Cemetery (approx. 14 miles away).
1. Mt. Harmony Methodist Church from North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program site
Over the years conflicting claims has surfaced regarding
Mount Harmony and Rehobeth do share an association with Daniel Asbury (1762-1825). Asbury, not related to Bishop Francis Asbury, was an itinerant Methodist minister and church leader. Born in Virginia, he came to North Carolina in 1787. He married in Lincoln County (the section of which later formed Catawba County) and generally preached on circuits in that region. He was personally responsible for establishing numerous churches aside from Mount Harmony and Rehobeth, where he is buried.
Asbury was named as one of several grantees in the 1791 deed conveying two and one-half acres to the Mount Harmony congregation. The first church building was already in place when the deed was executed. A second structure, a log building with a balcony for slaves, was probably built in the early nineteenth century. It stood until about 1922, when it was replaced
— Submitted October 22, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.
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