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

Ellis Preaching House

 
 
Ellis Preaching House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2010
1. Ellis Preaching House Marker
Inscription. Nearby to the northeast stood Ellis Preaching House, an early Methodist meetingplace in Sussex County. Francis Asbury, a pioneering Methodist leader and circuit rider, first visited the Ellis family in 1775 and later conducted services at the preaching house on numerous occasions. The Ellis Preaching House, built by 1782, received its name because it was constructed on property owned by William Ellis. Annual conference meetings were held there in April 1782, May 1783, and April 1784. After the 1784 meeting, Methodists convened in Baltimore, Maryland, and formed the Methodist Episcopal Church. The preaching house was still standing in the 1820s.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-314.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Francis Asbury, Traveling Methodist Preacher marker series.
 
Location. 37° 0.948′ N, 77° 3.723′ W. Marker is in Waverly, Virginia, in Sussex County. Marker is at the intersection of South County Drive (U.S. 460) and Walnut Hill Road, on the right when traveling west on South County Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waverly VA 23890, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured
S County Dr image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2010
2. S County Dr
as the crow flies. Early Peanut Crop (approx. 1.3 miles away); Miles B. Carpenter (approx. 2.3 miles away); Coppahaunk Springs (approx. 2.3 miles away); Roadside Commerce (approx. 5 miles away); Wakefield Fountain Corner (approx. 5 miles away); Colonel Michael Blow (approx. 6 miles away); Carsley United Methodist Church (approx. 6.3 miles away); Jerusalem Baptist Church (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waverly.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 20, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 544 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 20, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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