William Patterson - Helena, AR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 34° 31.691 W 090° 35.342
15S E 721283 N 3823362
Quick Description: The United Methodist Church Arkansas Historical Marker commemorating the life of William Patterson, the first known Methodist to set foot in Arkansas, and who had a career as a minister.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 5/26/2014 9:38:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMKT75
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member arkansas stickerdude
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Long Description:
The marker is dual-sided, and has the following text:

William Patterson was the first known Methodist to set foot on Arkansas soil. He came from Kentucky in 1800 and cut the cane where the city of Helena now stands to build a warehouse for river traffic. He became a Methodist minister and in 1804 was admitted to the Western Conference with assignment to the Scioto Circuit in Ohio. Although there is no positive evidence, it is probable that he preached at Helena. He was the father of John Patterson, the first white child of American Parents in Arkansas.

Erected by The Commission on Archives and History and as a Memorial to Dr. E.J. Kurts
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