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Providence in Providence County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
 

First Baptist Church

 
 
First Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, July 2012
1. First Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. Members of the Afro-American community met in the vestry of this historic church in 1819 to establish the 1st African Meeting House in Rhode Island.
 
Erected by The Rhode Island Black heritage Society.
 
Location. 41° 49.651′ N, 71° 24.507′ W. Marker is in Providence, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Marker can be reached from Thomas Street. Click for map. Marker is on the left side of the main church entrance in a small garden. Marker is in this post office area: Providence RI 02903, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The First Baptist Church (a few steps from this marker); Fleur-De-Lys Studio (a few steps from this marker); First Town House of Providence (within shouting distance of this marker); Steeple Street Complex (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shakespeare's Head (about 400 feet away); The Meeting Street School (about 500 feet away); Congdon Street Baptist Church (about 500 feet away); Court and State House (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Providence.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
First Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, July 2012
2. First Baptist Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 401 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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