No Slaveholder can be a Christian!A mile south of here is the site of Freedom Hill Wesleyan Methodist Church, a simple frame building that measured 27 by 36 feet and was dedicated in March 1848. When local residents sent a plea for a minister to the Wesleyans in Ohio in 1847, the Rev. Adam Crooks accepted the call. Among the most outspoken of southern abolitionist groups, the Wesleyans held to the principle that no Christian could in conscience own slaves, a position similar to that of the Quakers. Confrontation with the dominant slave-owning society here was inevitable. Pro-slavery mobs attacked the congregation and fired small arms at the church door. The sanctity of the pulpit was no protection, but the congregation and Crooks refused to renounce their beliefs.
|Series||This marker is part of the North Carolina Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||North Carolina Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 7:33pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 641201 N 3972393|
|Decimal Degrees||35.88563333, -79.43563333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 53.138', W 79° 26.138'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 53' 8.28" N, 79° 26' 8.28" W|
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|Area Code(s)||336, 919|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 327 Drama Rd, Snow Camp NC 27349, US|
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