Peter Cartwright

Peter Cartwright (HMV5Y)

Location: Shipman, VA 22971 Nelson County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 43.153', W 78° 49.632'

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(1 Sept. 1785 - 25 Sept. 1872)

Known for helping to develop Methodism as a circuit rider in Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois, Peter Cartwright was born three miles southeast. His library, which he carried in his saddlebag, included a Bible, a hymnal, and The Book of Discipline. Lacking formal education himself he encouraged it in others; several Midwestern colleges count him as a founder. In 1828 he was elected to the Illinois General Assembly. In 1832, he was one of four candidates elected in a field of thirteen; Abraham Lincoln ran eighth and lost. In 1846, Lincoln defeated Cartwright for Congress.
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HM NumberHMV5Y
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Marker NumberOQ-6
Year Placed1997
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 8:20am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 691502 N 4176884
Decimal Degrees37.71921667, -78.82720000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 43.153', W 78° 49.632'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 43' 9.18" N, 78° 49' 37.92" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 23-31 State Rte 647, Shipman VA 22971, US
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