1st Methodist Meeting Place in New Hampshire

The 1st Methodist Meeting Place in New Hampshire is located on the north side of Route 9, about 1 mile west of its junction with Route 63. This Church is now called the Asbury United Methodist Church and is still active.   It was listed on the National Register in 1983.  My friend, Myric McBain, took this photo of the highway marker between Keene, New Hampshire, and Brattleboro, Vermont.  It reads, 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,” thus the name, “Asbury United Methodist Church”.

 

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