Feb 9, 2009

Country Churches: Fork United Methodist

From the historical marker: "Oldest Methodist Congregation in Maryland worshipping in its original location. Organized as Fork Meeting by Robert Strawbridge. Land near “The Forks of the Gunpowder” given in 1771 by James Baker, who converted to Methodism under the preaching of Rev. John King. Francis Asbury preached here June 9, 1776." Civil War buffs may note with interest that Ishmael Day is buried there.

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