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A Traveler’s Guide to the Heritage Landmarks of the United Methodist Church

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By action of the 2012 General Conference, there are currently forty-six Heritage Landmarks of The United Methodist Church. Five new Heritage Landmarks were designated by the 2012 General Conference with three outside the United States. These are in the Philippines, Zimbabwe, and Liberia. The Book of Discipline defines a Heritage Landmark as "a building, location, or structure specifically related to significant events, developments, or personalities in the overall history of The United Methodist Church or its antecedents." The Heritage Landmarks of United Methodism remind us of those people and events that have shaped our history. They are tangible reminders of our heritage and their preservation helps keep our denominational legacy alive. For further information about the forty-six Heritage Landmarks or to learn how a place becomes so designated, please contact the General Secretary, General Commission on Archives and History, P.O. Box 127, Madison, NJ 07940 or email rwilliams@gcah.org. Material in this guide may be copied by local churches, Heritage Landmarks, and other agencies of The United Methodist Church without further approval.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction: Look to the rock from which you were hewn... The United Methodist Story in its Heritage Landmarks

Heritage Landmarks:

ALABAMA
Asbury Manual Labor School/Mission, Fort Mitchell

DELAWARE    
Barratt's Chapel and Museum, Frederica

FLORIDA    
Bethune-Cookman College/Foundation, Daytona Beach

GEORGIA    
Town of Oxford, Oxford    
John Wesley's American Parish, Savannah    
St. Simons Island, St. Simons Island    
Wesleyan College Cluster, Macon

ILLINOIS    
Peter Cartwright Church, Pleasant Plains    
Wesley Foundation, University of Illinois, Champaign

KENTUCKY    
Site of the Organization of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Louisville

MAINE    
Cox Memorial United Methodist Church, Hallowell

MARYLAND    
Old Otterbein Church, Baltimore    
Robert Strawbridge House, New Windsor    
Cokesbury College Site, Abingdon    
Lovely Lane Meetinghouse Site, Baltimore    
United Brethren Founding Sites Cluster, Frederick and Washington Counties

MASSACHUSETTS    
Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Boston

MISSOURI    
Old McKendree Chapel, near Jackson

NEW YORK    
John Street Church, New York City    
New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn

NORTH CAROLINA    
Green Hill House, Louisburg    
Whitaker's Chapel, Enfield

OHIO    
Bishop John Seybert/Flat Rock Cluster, near Flat Rock    
Hanby House, Westerville    
Wyandott Indian Mission, Upper Sandusky

OKLAHOMA    
Newtown Indian United Methodist Church, Okmulgee  

OREGON    
Willamette Mission Site, near Salem

PENNSYLVANIA    
Albright Chapel, Kleinfeltersville    
Boehm's Chapel, Willow Street    
First Church Building and Publishing House, Evangelical Association, New Berlin
First United Methodist Church, Johnstown    
Isaac Long's Barn, Landis Valley, Lititz    
St. George's Church, Philadelphia    
Simpson House "Olde Main Building," Philadelphia    
Zoar United Methodist Church, Philadelphia

SOUTH DAKOTA    
Deadwood Cluster, Deadwood

TENNESSEE    
Acuff's Chapel, Blountville    
Edward Cox House, Bluff City

TEXAS    
McMahan Chapel, San Augustine    
Rutersville Cluster, Rutersville

VIRGINIA    
Keywood Marker, Glade Spring    
Old Stone Church Site, Leesburg

WEST VIRGINIA    
Rehoboth Church and Museum, Union

LIBERIA   
College of West Africa, Monrovia 

PHILIPPINES   
Mary Johnston Hospital, Manila

ZIMBABWE   
Old Mutare Mission

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