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Earliest Methodist Preaching

 
 
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By Clifton Patrick, April 5, 2011
1. Earliest Methodist Preaching Marker
Inscription. The first Methodist sermon in this area was given near this site at Lough’s Tavern, Newton Village, by Rev. William Colbert, Dec. 16 1792. Text Mathew 5:6 "Blessed are They That Hunger and Thirst After Righteousness." This Circuit rider dressed in buckskin, was sent by Bishop Francis Asbury on a 175 mile circuit into the "Western wilderness of New York ... with howling wolves and greedy bears." He founded faithful Methodist Classes and saw thousands converted in his 41 year ministry. He married Elizabeth Stroud and lived in Stroudsburg, Pa.
 
Erected 2011.
 
Location. 42° 5.389′ N, 76° 47.377′ W. Marker is in Elmira, New York, in Chemung County. Marker is at the intersection of East Water Street (New York State Route 352) and Harriet St., on the right when traveling west on East Water Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 851 East Water Street, Elmira NY 14905, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sullivan's Army Encampment (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dewittsburgh (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Ferry (approx. half a mile away); Elmira (approx. 0.6 miles
Earliest Methodist Preaching Marker image. Click for full size.
By Clifton Patrick, April 5, 2011
2. Earliest Methodist Preaching Marker
Looking west along East Water Street, Elmira, NY.
away); 1776-1796 (approx. 0.6 miles away); 107th New York Volunteers (approx. 0.6 miles away); Citizens Cascade (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ross Gilmore Marvin (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elmira.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2011, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. This page has been viewed 364 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 10, 2011, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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