Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
and in grateful memory of
Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church
An apostle whose only home was his saddle,
his parish the continent.
With fervent love for his Lord and a zeal that never flagged
this lifelong missionary sought the people
in the van of the advancing pioneers,
made strong the moral foundations of the Commonwealth,
and built up the Kingdom of God.
Carried from his bed, frail and spent,
to the Methodist church which stood on this spot
he preached, March 24, 1816, his last sermon.
Happy if with my latest breath
I may but gasp His name;
Preach Him to all and cry in death
“Behold, behold the Lamb!”
Dedicated by the Methodists of Richmond, Virginia, October 27, 1921,
The one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of his landing in America.
Erected 1921 by Methodists of Richmond.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Francis Asbury, Traveling Methodist Preacher marker series.
Location. 37° 31.992′ N, 77° 25.541′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1900 East Franklin Street, Richmond VA 23223, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate General Hospital No. 12 (here, next to this marker); Craig House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Origins of Richmond (about 400 feet away); The Oldest House (about 400 feet away); The Oldest Commercial Building in Richmond (about 400 feet away); Franklin Street Burying Grounds (about 500 feet away); Early Quakers in Richmond (about 500 feet away); Branch Public Baths (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
Also see . . . Francis Asbury. (Submitted on May 25, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • Antebellum South, US • Churches & Religion • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 25, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 839 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 25, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.