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

Piney Grove Church Meeting Site

 
 
Piney Grove Church Meeting Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 27, 2009
1. Piney Grove Church Meeting Site Marker
Inscription. Late in the 18th century, the Methodist Episcopal Church confronted the possibility of schism. James O'Kelly, a Methodist minister, began challenging Bishop Francis Asbury regarding his appointive powers, his management of church affairs, and other organizational matters late in the 1780s. After several years of intense debate within the church, O'Kelly and his followers broke away in 1792. On 2 Aug. 1793, O'Kelly's and Asbury's adherents met near this site at Piney Grove Church, which no longer stands, in a last attempt at reconciliation. The attempt failed, and O'Kelly and his followers soon formed the Christian Church.
 
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number M-5.)
 
Location. 37° 17.971′ N, 77° 36.105′ W. Marker is in Chesterfield, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is on River Road (Virginia Route 602) 0.2 miles east of Reedy Branch Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chesterfield VA 23838, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pocahontas State Park (approx. 4.8 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps - Company 2386 (approx. 5.1 miles away);
River Road (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 27, 2009
2. River Road (facing east)
CCC Camp Site (approx. 5.1 miles away); Clover Hill Mining District (approx. 6.1 miles away); Dividends for the Future (approx. 6.1 miles away); Colonel John Banister (approx. 7.3 miles away); Eppington (approx. 7.4 miles away); The Battle of Sutherland (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chesterfield.
 
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Piney Grove Church Meeting Site image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 27, 2009
3. Piney Grove Church Meeting Site
Abandoned church image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 27, 2009
4. Abandoned church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 30, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 668 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 30, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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