(Cradle of Methodism in America)

Erected on land deeded by Philip Barratt, August, 1780. Here Thomas Coke, D.D., representative of John Wesley, preached November 14, 1784, administering the Sacrament of Holy Communion for first time by a Methodist America. With Francis Asbury planned organization of Methodist Episcopal Church calling first conference to meet at Baltimore, December 24, 1784.

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LOCATION: On Interstate 113 (State Highway 1) northbound lane north of Frederica.