Bishop Matthew W. Clair, Sr.

Bishop Matthew W. Clair, Sr. (HM1KWH)

Location: Union, WV 24983 Monroe County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 35.494', W 80° 32.547'

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Born at Union, 1865. Converted at 15 at Simpson M. E. Church, Charleston. Licensed to preach; his first parish was Harpers Ferry 1889. His most distinguished pastoral work was the rebuilding of Asbury Church Washington, with a seating capacity of 1800. He was one of the two first Negroes in Methodism to achieve the office of bishop. He died in Covington, Ky., in 1943, and was buried in Washington, D.C.
Year Placed1979
Placed ByWest Virginia Department of Archives and History
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Date Added Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 540393 N 4160598
Decimal Degrees37.59156667, -80.54245000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 35.494', W 80° 32.547'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 35' 29.64" N, 80° 32' 32.82" W
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Area Code(s)304
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 65 North St, Union WV 24983, US
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