The First Methodist Meeting House

The First Methodist Meeting House (HMHA4)

Location: Petersburg, VA 23803
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N 37° 13.851', W 77° 24.984'

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The first Methodist Meeting House in Petersburg was a theatre on West Old Street near the river rented by Gressett Davis. Robert Williams, a follower of John Wesley, came to Petersburg to preach in 1773 at the invitation of Davis and Nathaniel Young, local businessmen. From this humble beginning, Methodism became firmly established in Petersburg and spread throughout the surrounding countryside. Petersburg served as Williams' headquarters and later was made part of the Brunswick circuit.
HM NumberHMHA4
Marker NumberQA 18
Year Placed1984
Placed ByVirginia Historic Landmarks Commission
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 9:09pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 285632 N 4123217
Decimal Degrees37.23085000, -77.41640000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.851', W 77° 24.984'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 51.06" N, 77° 24' 59.04" W
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Area Code(s)804, 434, 757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 422-498 Canal St, Petersburg VA 23803, US
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