Near Emporia in Greensville County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number UM 52.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Francis Asbury, Traveling Methodist Preacher marker series.
Location. 36° 45.337′ N, 77° 39.228′ W. Marker is near Emporia, Virginia, in Greensville County. Marker is on Pleasant Shade Drive (U.S. 58) half a mile west of Grassy Pond Road (Virginia Route 606), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Emporia VA 23847, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brunswick County / Greensville County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Meherrin Indians Brunswick County, Virginia (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (approx. 4.9 miles away); Double Bridges (approx. 5.9 miles away); Smoky Ordinary (approx. 6.9 miles away); a different marker also named Smoky Ordinary (approx. 6.9 miles away); John Day (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emporia.
Also see . . .
1. Sir Francis Asbury. Bishop Francis Asbury (August 20, 1745 – March 31, 1816) was one of the first two bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church, now The United Methodist Church in the United States. He was the namesake of Indiana Asbury University, now DePauw University. (Submitted on October 17, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
2. Devereux Jarratt (1733-1801). The awakening also featured mixed-race assemblies. One Methodist itinerant, Thomas Rankin, recorded that at one meeting, "hundreds fell to the ground, and the house seemed to shake with the presence of God. (Submitted on October 17, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 447 times since then and 38 times this year. Last updated on July 24, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1. submitted on October 15, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. 2, 3. submitted on October 21, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.