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Rev. John R. Anderson

1818 - 1863

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., January 21, 2012
1. Rev. John R. Anderson Marker
Inscription.

Founder Central Baptist Church

 
Location. 38° 41.757′ N, 90° 13.742′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Click for map. Monument is in Block 116, Lot 410 in Bellefontaine Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4947 West Florissant Avenue, Saint Louis MO 63115, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John B. Meachum (here, next to this marker); John Mason Peck (a few steps from this marker); Edward Hempstead (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles Galloway (about 800 feet away); William Clark Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charlotte Taylor Blow Charless (approx. 0.2 miles away); Presley and Amelia Cordell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dred Scott (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in St. Louis.
 
More about this marker. Monument location is designated by the Black Civil War #1 marker along the cemetery drive.
 
Regarding Rev. John R. Anderson. Central Baptist is the second oldest African American church in St. Louis, of which Harriet Scott, wife of Dred Scott, was a member. Anderson worked as a typesetter and witnessed the 1837 murder of the abolitionist newspaper
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By William Fischer, Jr., January 21, 2012
2. Rev. John R. Anderson Marker
publisher, Reverend Elijah P. Lovejoy. He was also a leader in the early efforts to achieve African American education in St. Louis.
 
Also see . . .
1. A Brief History of First Baptist Church, St. Louis MO. (Submitted on December 27, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of Central Baptist Church, St. Louis MO. (Submitted on December 27, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis MO. (Submitted on December 27, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Early African American education in St. Louis was hard won. (Submitted on December 27, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.Education
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 360 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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