The Cradle of Louisiana MethodismIn 1805, Elisha W. Bowman was sent as a Missionary to Louisiana by Bishops Whatcoat and Asbury, reaching Appelousas territory in late 1805. He organized a Methodist Society in Opelousas early in 1806, which was as near as can be ascertained, the first in Louisiana. In August 1806, Learner Blackman visited Bowman and they administered the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. On January 6, 1847, the Louisiana Annual Conference met and organized in the Opelousas Methodist Church.
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|Date Added||Saturday, February 17th, 2018 at 4:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 588418 N 3378279|
|Decimal Degrees||30.53363333, -92.07830000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 32.018', W 92° 4.698'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 32' 1.08" N, 92° 4' 41.88" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 500-598 E Bellevue St, Opelousas LA 70570, US|
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