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Valentines, Virginia Historical Markers

 
Christanna Hwy (facing north) image, Touch for more information
By Bernard Fisher, October 27, 2012
Christanna Hwy (facing north)
Virginia (Brunswick County), Valentines — S-84 — Brunswick Circuit
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, . . . — Map (db m60671) HM
Virginia (Brunswick County), Valentines — SN-58 — Brunswick County, Virginia"The Original Home of Brunswick Stew"
According to local tradition, while Dr. Creed Haskins and several friends were on a hunting trip in Brunswick County in 1828, his camp cook, Jimmy Matthews, hunted squirrels for a stew. Matthews simmered the squirrels with butter, onions, stale . . . — Map (db m60672) HM
Virginia (Brunswick County), Valentines — SN-60 — Mason's Chapel
Near here stood Mason's Chapel, one of the earliest Methodist churches in southern Virginia. The first Virginia conference, May, 1785, was held here or nearby; Bishop Asbury presided. The conference of 1801 was held here. The present Olive Branch . . . — Map (db m60673) HM

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