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Petersburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The First Methodist Meeting House

 
 
The First Methodist Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 27, 2009
1. The First Methodist Meeting House Marker
Inscription. The first Methodist Meeting House in Petersburg was a theatre on West Old Street near the river rented by Gressett Davis. Robert Williams, a follower of John Wesley, came to Petersburg to preach in 1773 at the invitation of Davis and Nathaniel Young, local businessmen. From this humble beginning, Methodism became firmly established in Petersburg and spread throughout the surrounding countryside. Petersburg served as Williams' headquarters and later was made part of the Brunswick circuit.
 
Erected 1984 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number QA-18.)
 
Location. 37° 13.851′ N, 77° 24.984′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Fleet Street and Grove Avenue (Virginia Route 36), on the right when traveling north on Fleet Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Appomattox River Heritage Trail (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Campbell's Bridge (about 500 feet away); Ettrick (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. mile away);
Fleet St, Canal St, and Grove Ave image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 27, 2009
2. Fleet St, Canal St, and Grove Ave
Fort Henry (approx. 0.4 miles away); Joseph Cotten (approx. 0.4 miles away); General Lee's Headquarters (approx. 0.4 miles away); Folly Castle (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
 
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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 579 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 30, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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