(1 Sept. 1785 - 25 Sept. 1872)Known for helping to develop Methodism as a circuit rider in Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois, Peter Cartwright was born three miles southeast. His library, which he carried in his saddlebag, included a Bible, a hymnal, and The Book of Discipline. Lacking formal education himself he encouraged it in others; several Midwestern colleges count him as a founder. In 1828 he was elected to the Illinois General Assembly. In 1832, he was one of four candidates elected in a field of thirteen; Abraham Lincoln ran eighth and lost. In 1846, Lincoln defeated Cartwright for Congress.
|Placed By||Department of Historic Resources|
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|Date Added||Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 8:20am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 691502 N 4176884|
|Decimal Degrees||37.71921667, -78.82720000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 43.153', W 78° 49.632'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 43' 9.18" N, 78° 49' 37.92" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 23-31 State Rte 647, Shipman VA 22971, US|
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