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

Brunswick Circuit

 
 
Brunswick Circuit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 27, 2012
1. Brunswick Circuit Marker
Inscription. The Brunswick Circuit, established in 1773 by Robert Williams, is likely the oldest Methodist circuit in America. It extended from Petersburg south into North Carolina, and became known as “the cradle of Methodism in the South.” By 1776, the remarkably popular circuit had grown to over 1500 members. Nearby is Canaan, home of one of its first ministers and his family, Edward Dromgoole, known for his patriotism and vigorous preaching. Dromgoole helped found Ebenezer Academy, the first Methodist school in VA and possibly in America. Canaan was an important hospitality and educational stop for Methodist preachers, including the first American Methodist Bishop, Francis Asbury.
 
Erected 2010 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number S-84.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Francis Asbury, Traveling Methodist Preacher marker series.
 
Location. 36° 34.462′ N, 77° 49.32′ W. Marker is in Valentines, Virginia, in Brunswick County. Marker is on Christanna Highway (Virginia Route 46) half a mile north of Gasburg Road (County Road 626), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Valentines VA 23887, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Christanna Hwy (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 27, 2012
2. Christanna Hwy (facing north)
markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mason's Chapel (approx. 0.6 miles away); Brunswick County, Virginia (approx. 2.3 miles away); Allen Jones (approx. 8.6 miles away in North Carolina); Fort Christanna (approx. 10 miles away); Native Americans and Fort Christanna (approx. 10 miles away); Governor Alexander Spotswood (approx. 10 miles away); Fort Christanna: Established 1714 (approx. 10 miles away); Site of Fort Christanna (approx. 10 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Valentines.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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