Strawbridge Memorial

Location: Strawbridge Memorial and Surgeon Parkes Grave, Drumsna Co.Leitrim


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This memorial, just beyond the Church, is dedicated to Robert Strawbridge who was born in Drumsna in 1732. He founded the Methodist Church in the U.S.A. and died in Baltimore, Maryland in 1781. The burial place Surgeon Thomas Parke, who accompanied Henry Morton Stanley on his celebrated expedition to the African Congo, is in the small cemetery close by.