William Patterson

William Patterson (HMZ1D)

Location: Helena-West Helena, AR 72342 Phillips County
Country: United States of America
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N 34° 31.77', W 90° 35.51'

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William Patterson was the first known Methodist to set foot on Arkansas soil. He came from Kentucky in 1800 and cut the cane, where the city of Helena now stands, to build a warehouse for river traffic. He became a Methodist Minister and in 1804 was admitted to the Western Conference with assignment to the Scioto Circuit in Ohio. Although there is no positive evidence, it is probable that he preached at Helena. He was the father of John Patterson, the first white child of American Parents in Arkansas.
HM NumberHMZ1D
Placed ByErected by the Commission of Archives and History and asa memorial to DR. E.J. Kurts
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 3:46pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 721023 N 3823502
Decimal Degrees34.52950000, -90.59183333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 31.77', W 90° 35.51'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 31' 46.20" N, 90° 35' 30.60" W
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Area Code(s)870
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 718 Perry St, Helena-West Helena AR 72342, US
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