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Charles Town in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Martin R. Delany

 
 
Martin R. Delany Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 27, 2008
1. Martin R. Delany Marker
Inscription. Free African-American, born 1812 in Charles Town. Died 1885. Ability to read forced family to move to PA in 1822. Studied medicine and attended Harvard in 1850. Published Mystery, first black newspaper west of Allegh. 1843-47, & co-edited North Star with Frederick Douglass to promote and aid abolitionist cause. Comm. major, highest ranking African-American field officer in Union Army, in 1865.
 
Erected 2000 by WV Celebration 2000, West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
 
Location. 39° 17.666′ N, 77° 50.699′ W. Marker is in Charles Town, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on E. Washington Street (West Virginia Route 51), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in front of The Inn of Charles Town. Marker is in this post office area: Charles Town WV 25414, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Freedom's Call (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Freedom's Call (within shouting distance of this marker); Edge Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rutherford House (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Stribling House
Martin R. Delany Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2011
2. Martin R. Delany Marker
Two markers can be found here. The Martin R. Delany marker is seen here on the right.
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Zion Episcopal Churchyard (approx. 0.7 miles away); Focus of Action (approx. mile away); The Right Reverend Ernest Eugene Baltimore (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charles Town.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Martin Delany marker in Chambersburg, PA.
 
Also see . . .  Martin Robinson Delany. (Submitted on October 18, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansArts, Letters, MusicWar, US Civil
 
Marker is in front of The Inn of Charles Town. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, September 27, 2008
3. Marker is in front of The Inn of Charles Town.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,426 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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