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Chester in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Martin Luther King, Jr.

(1929 - 1968)

 
 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, December 27, 2008
1. Martin Luther King, Jr. Marker
Inscription. King lived three years in this community and ministered under the mentorship of J. Pius Barbour. He graduated from Crozer Theological Seminary, 1951. A leader of the 1963 March on Washington, King won a Nobel Peace Prize, 1964.
 
Erected 1984 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Martin Luther King, Jr. marker series.
 
Location. 39° 50.23′ N, 75° 22.678′ W. Marker is in Chester, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is at the intersection of 2nd Street and Baker Street, on the right when traveling south on 2nd Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chester PA 19013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Finland (approx. 0.9 miles away); Delaware County, Where Pennsylvania Began (approx. one mile away); William Penn (approx. one mile away); Penn Landing (approx. one mile away); Caleb Pusey (approx. 1.1 miles away); Pennock Log House (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Caleb Pusey House (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Schoolhouse Museum (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chester.
 
Also see . . .
1. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Behind the Marker
Grave beside church image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, December 27, 2008
2. Grave beside church
Rev. Dr. J. Pius Barbour
June 8 1894 - Jan. 5, 1974
Beloved Pastor
Calvary Baptist Church
Aug. 5, 1933 - Jan. 5, 1974
Eminent Scholar
Servant of God Well Done
. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansChurches, Etc.Notable Persons
 
Calvary Baptist Church and MLK, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, December 27, 2008
3. Calvary Baptist Church and MLK, Jr. Marker
 
 
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