Whilbr Heading
Search | Use Google Search

Words or Phrase:

Search Method Help Image

Left Nav Image    Home   |   Links   |   Contact Us   |   Facebook   |   Digital Whilbr
Yellow Bar image
Description ImageWhilbr Description


Collection Dropdown Image
Allegany County
Category Divider
Garrett County
Category Divider
Washington County
Category Divider
Civil War in Maryland
Category Divider
Genealogy Resources
Category Divider
Photographs and Prints
Rev John Stough page 11

Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


Youghiogheny (The Casselman, near Grantsville, Md.) prior to the time of its being introduced on the waters of the Holston. The Little Meadows was the nearest point on the western waters from Baltimore where Methodism seems to have gained its first firm stand in America."

In concluding this brief account of the life and work of Rev. John Stough one should remember that Protestantism was first established west of the mountains between 1780 and 1790. Stough was the first resident clergyman of any denomination in the Youghiogheny Valley. Although the records seem to indicate that Methodism was established on the Youghiogheny as early as 1782 its congregation was without a resident pastor. Thus from the source of the Youghiogheny River in Maryland and West Virginia to its mouth near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania the Youghiogheny Valley became the cradle of Christianity west of the Allegheny Mountains.


Felix G. Robinson


Collection Location:
Ruth Enlow Library, Oakland

Original Size:
22 x 15 cms

Maryland, History

Western Maryland, 1750-1963

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

Footer Image     Contact Webmaster  |  Copyright Information Top Line Image