One block west stood the Union Street Methodist Church, completed in 1820. There was held the first general conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, May 1-23, 1846. At this meeting the Southern Methodist Church, which had separated from the Northern Church, effected its organization.
Geographic Location: Petersburg
Physical Description of Location: 2-98 E Washington Street, Petersburg, VA 23803. Marker is on right when traveling east on East Washington Street, mid block between S Sycamore Street and S Adams Street.
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