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Asbury United Methodist Church

 
 
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By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 13, 2008
1. Asbury United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. Site of the oldest and most prominent African American congregation in Annapolis, MD. In 1803, seven free African Americans bought the land and established the First African Methodist Episcopal Church. It was closed in 1832 in a local reaction to the 1831 Nat Turner Rebellion in Virginia. The congregation joined the segregated First Methodist Episcopal (now Calvary United Methodist) Church. The church started again on this site in 1838 as Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church when the African American congregation left First Methodist. Asbury's founding congregation included several hundred people, many of them slaves. This brick building was built in 1888 and expanded in 1976. The congregation became Asbury United Methodist Church in 1968 when the two church conferences united.

Henry Price, a well-known, free, African American community leader, served as Asbury's pastor from 1838 to 1863. He was also the grandfather of Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, the noted surgeon who performed the world's first successful open-heart surgery in 1893.
 
Location. 38° 58.68′ N, 76° 29.798′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is at the intersection of West Street (Maryland Route 450) and West Washington Street, on the right when traveling
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By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 13, 2008
2. Asbury United Methodist Church
east on West Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of the Annapolis City Gates (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln in Annapolis (within shouting distance of this marker); On this site on November 25, 1960 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Claude House (about 700 feet away); The City Spared (about 800 feet away); Lot 70 Is Historically Significant (approx. 0.2 miles away); Reynold's Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away); Southgate Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
Asbury United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 13, 2008
3. Asbury United Methodist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 14, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,158 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 14, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
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