Pioneer Methodist Bishop Francis Asbury

Pioneer Methodist Bishop Francis Asbury (HMCGG)

Location: Mansfield Township, NJ 07865 Warren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 49.573', W 74° 54.102'

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Founded the
Mt. BETHEL METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
in an old log church on this site
FRIDAY MAY 10, 1811.
On Thursday May 9, 1811 Bishop Asbury stayed at Halls Mill (now Asbury) with Col. William McCullough. He preached there in the barn. Then on Friday May 10, 1811 he came to Mt. Bethel and stayed with James Egbert Esq. whose home was directly across the street. James and Rachel Egbert are buried in this cemetery. As early as 1800 Methodist meetings were held in the Egbert home. In 1809 when Bishop Asbury visited here he renamed this neighborhood Mt. Bethel. "Bethel" is a Hebrew word meaning "The House of God". Formerly this neighborhood had been called Egberts.

Saturday May 12, 1811 Bishop Asbury travelled to Cumminstown also known as Pequest, (now Vienna.) He stayed with Phillip Cummins and preached in their kitchen. In 1844 James Egbert erected the present Mt. Bethel Church incorporating the pulpit platform from the old log church.

This entire property was entered onto the N.J. Register of Historic Places in 1979, and on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
Erected By Friends Of Mt. Bethel ChurchA.D. 2000
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HM NumberHMCGG
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Year Placed1980
Placed ByFriends Of Mt. Bethel Church
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 10:19pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 508288 N 4519470
Decimal Degrees40.82621667, -74.90170000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 49.573', W 74° 54.102'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 49' 34.38" N, 74° 54' 6.12" W
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Area Code(s)908
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 363 Mt Bethel Rd, Mansfield Township NJ 07865, US
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