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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Historic Church in Leesburg va.

The first meeting house that was made of stone was built before 1768.  Between 1785 and 1790 it was replaced by a larger church.   Prominent Methodists who preached in the church was Wesley's missionary to America - Thomas Rankin ,  Francis Asbury- who preached there in 1776,  and the first American born Methodist traveling preacher - William Watters.
 
 interesting history about the church can be found here
 
 Church and foundation stones can be seen at the old landmark
 
 
 I love the old iron fence
  
  
 
 
 
 
 
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5 comments:

  1. what a lovely old fence. I love old graveyards also and living in New England there is no shortage of them.

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  2. I'm a big fan of wrought-iron fences. They always look so neat and orderly.

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  3. Very interesting post! The old fence is great! Hi, I'm Mary visiting from Friday Fences, I enjoyed visiting your blog..;~)

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  4. Old graveyards hold a fascination for me. As I wander among the tombs I try to imagine the story of the persons resting there.

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  5. Love the fence details you've captured!
    My son used to own an historic house in Leesburg. Wish he still did so I could visit this place.
    Thanks for you visit. Sorry I'm so late getting around.

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