Charles Town in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Martin Robinson Delany
Martin Robinson Delany
Born free May 6, 1812
Lawrence and North Streets
Charles Town, VA (W VA)
Son of Samuel Delay (slave)
and Patti Peace Delany (free)
grandson of African prince
Prince Hall Mason
physician, scientist, inventor,
African explorer, newspaper publisher
& editor, author, trial justice;
Major in Union Army
first and highest ranked Black field officer
during Civil War
appointed by President Abraham Lincoln
Honorable E.M. Stanton, Secretary of War, February 18, 1865.
"Do not fail to have an interview with this
most extraordinary and intelligent Black man"
"I thank God for making me a man, but Delaney always
thanks him for making him a Black man"
"His was a magnificent life, yet, how many of us
have heard of him?"
Dedicated August 7, 1999 A.D., 5999 A.L.
Erected 1999 by Star Lodge #1, Free & Accepted Masons, Prince Hall Affiliated.
Location. 39° 17.225′ N, 77° 51.706′ W. Marker is in Charles Town, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on South Lawrence Street 0.1 miles south of West Washington Street Click for map. Marker is on the front (east) exterior of the "Old Stone House/Star Lodge No. 1" building, north end. 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. John Thomas Marker (here, next to this marker); Old Stone House / Star Lodge No. 1 (here, next to this marker); Charles Town Post Office (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles Town (approx. 0.2 miles away); New Central Restaurant (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jefferson County World War II Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jefferson County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hollis Pump (approx. 0.2 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. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . .
1. Martin Delany. (Submitted on August 23, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Martin Robinson Delany Biography. (Submitted on April 1, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. USCT, 104th U.S. Colored Infantry
Categories. • African Americans • Heroes • Notable Persons • Politics • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,042 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 3. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.