Birthplace of American Methodism

Birthplace of American Methodism (HM1JD8)

Location: New Windsor, MD 21776 Carroll County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 31.624', W 77° 5.302'

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Robert Strawbridge † 1781

The Pioneer Preacher of American Methodism purchased from John England, Sr. this house and farm March 2, 1773. A part of England's Chance and Brother's Inheritance, on which he had lived for 13 years since his coming to American 1760. Here he formed The First Class of Methodism
John Evans, his wife Eleanor Evans, his nephew Job Evans, and Mary Evans his wife, Nancy Murphy and Mrs. Hoy, "Here Mr. Strawbridge formed the first society in Maryland and America." From Asbury's Journal, May 5, 1801.
The First Society of Methodism
John Evans, William Durbin, Andrew Poulson, John England, William Daman, Benjamin Marcarel, George Havener, Richard Smith, Thomas Leakin, James Crawford, Robert Walker, William Snader, Thomas Donaldson, Daniel Stephenson, Philip Nicodemus, Jacob Cassell, George Logman, with their wives an some children and later Samuel Merryman, John Todd, Alexander and Mrs. Warfield, Hezekiah Bonham, John and Paul Hagerty and George Saxton.

This Tablet was erected October 16, 1924 by The American Methodist Historical Society 160 years after the building by Strawbridge of the Log Meeting House - 1764 a mile southwest. The First Methodist Chapel in America.
HM NumberHM1JD8
Year Placed1924
Placed ByThe American Methodist Historical Society
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Date Added Friday, February 27th, 2015 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 320506 N 4377350
Decimal Degrees39.52706667, -77.08836667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 31.624', W 77° 5.302'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 31' 37.44" N, 77° 5' 18.12" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2650 Strawbridge Ln, New Windsor MD 21776, US
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