Peter Cartwright
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 37° 43.160 W 078° 49.633
17S E 691500 N 4176898
Quick Description: Born near here, Cartwright developed the Methodist movement in KY, TN, IN, OH, and IL.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 9/7/2011 7:43:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMCH6M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
Views: 2

Long Description:
Marker text:
Peter Cartwright
(1 Sept. 1785-25 Sept. 1872)
Known for helping to develop Methodism as a circuit rider in Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois, Peter Cartwright was born three miles southeast. His library, which he carried in his saddlebag, included a Bible, a hymnal, and The Book of Discipline. Lacking formal education himself he encouraged it in others; several Midwestern colleges count him as a founder. In 1828 he was elected to the Illinois General Assembly. In 1832, he was one of four candidates elected in a field of thirteen; Abraham Lincoln ran eighth and lost. In 1846, Lincoln defeated Cartwright for Congress.

Found at roadway intersection. Pull off onto SR647 as no shoulder.

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Marker Number: OQ-6

Marker Title: Peter Cartwright

Marker Location: Corner of James River Road and SR647

County or Independent City: Nelson

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: Department of Historic Resources, 1997

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