Francis Asbury's First Visit to S.C.

Francis Asbury's First Visit to S.C. (HMV37)

Location: Cheraw, SC 29520 Chesterfield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 41.753', W 79° 52.802'

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Francis Asbury (1745-1816), pioneer bishop of American Methodism, came to Cheraw in 1785, on his first visit to S.C. Asbury had just been ordained a general superintendent at the first General Conference in Baltimore on December 27, 1784. He was on his way to Charleston with Revs. Woolman Hickson, Jesse Lee, and Henry Willis. They crossed the Great Pee Dee River and arrived in Cheraw on February 17, 1785.

Asbury's party spent the night with a merchant here, a Methodist. Their host's clerk told Rev. Jesse Lee (1758-1816) that his native New England needed circuit riders to preach the gospel there. He so impressed Lee with his earnestness that Lee later established churches from Connecticut to Maine. Asbury and his party spent "some time" in prayer here at St. David's Episcopal Church before continuing south.

HM NumberHMV37
Marker Number13-11
Year Placed2010
Placed ByThe First United Methodist Church of Cheraw
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 9:59pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 602577 N 3839889
Decimal Degrees34.69588333, -79.88003333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 41.753', W 79° 52.802'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 41' 45.18" N, 79° 52' 48.12" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Church St, Cheraw SC 29520, US
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