First Methodist Meeting Place in NH


May 23. 2013 3:55PM

First Methodist Meeting Place in NH - Chesterfield, New Hampshire 







Route 9
Chesterfield, NH

Marker Number: 60
Name and date established: Chesterfield 1970

Description: In 1772, "the people called Methodist" held their first religious meeting in this state on the James Robertson farm, 1.2 miles north of here, on Christian Street, with Philip Embury as the preacher. On June 20, 1803, Francis Asbury spoke here using as his text: "Let us run with patience the race that is set before us."

Location: Located on the north side of Route 9, about 1 mile west of its junction with Route 63. The Asbury United Methodist Church was listed on the National Register in 1983.

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