In Memory of Richard Owings

In Memory of Richard Owings (HMCW)

Location: Leesburg, VA 20176 Loudoun County
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N 39° 7.05', W 77° 33.967'

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First native born Methodist local preacher, born November 13, 1738, Baltimore County, Maryland. Died October 7, 1786, Leesburg, Virginia and was buried on this spot.

He was converted under the ministry of Robert Strawbridge and Received on Trialin 1775. He served Baltimore Circuit, 1775 and was a local preacher in Maryland 1776-1786.

As a local preacher he travelled extensively in the fall of 1783. He was the first Methodist preacher to cross the entire range of the Allegheny Mountains, unfurling the Standard of the Cross in Redstone, Pennsylvania and gathering a class which became the Redstone Circuit.

Ordained Deacon in 1786, he served Fairfax Circuit May 21, 1886 to October 7, 1786, during which time he was Pastor of the "Old Stone" Methodist Church which stood within the bounds of this cemetery.
Year Placed1968
Placed ByVirginia Methodist Historical Society, May 1
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Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 5:49pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 278148 N 4332951
Decimal Degrees39.11750000, -77.56611667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 7.05', W 77° 33.967'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 7' 3.00" N, 77° 33' 58.02" W
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Area Code(s)703, 540, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 106 Liberty St NW, Leesburg VA 20176, US
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