John Street Methodist Church

John Street Methodist Church (HMCZ9)

Location: New York, NY 10038 New York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 42.548', W 74° 0.482'

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The oldest Methodist Society in America organized in 1766 by Philip Embury and Barbara Heck constructed here in 1768 Wesley Chapel, the first Methodist meeting house in America. The present church, the third on this site, was completed in 1841.

Second Plaque:
John Street Methodist Church was organized in 1766 by a group of Irish emigrants under the leadership of Philip Embury and his first cousin, Barbara Heck. The "Irish Palatines" as they were referred to, were descendents of refugees from religious persecution in Germany. They were converted to Methodism in county Limerick by John Wesley, and carried their zeal to the new land where they formed the first Methodist Society in continental United States. This plaque has been erected by the Irish Institute and the American Irish Historical Society.
HM NumberHMCZ9
Year Placed1964
Placed ByNew York Community Trust (Plaque 1) & Irish Institute and the American Irish Historical Society (Plaque 2)
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 5:18am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 583792 N 4506942
Decimal Degrees40.70913333, -74.00803333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 42.548', W 74° 0.482'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 42' 32.88" N, 74° 0' 28.92" W
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Area Code(s)646, 212, 917, 845
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 44 John St, New York NY 10038, US
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