Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Bethel A.M.E. Church
Bethel's first pastor was Daniel Coker, an eminent orator and educator who late became the first recognized missionary of the Church when he joined the colonization party that went to Liberia in 1820. In 1816 an organizing conference in Philadelphia formally established the national indpendent African Methodist Episcopal Church. Coker was elected the first bishop; he declined the post, however, and Richard Allen was appointed the following day. Fourteen of the former pastors of Bethel have gone on to become bishops of the Church.
In 1910 Bethel moved to this church, originally constructed in 1868 for St. Peter's Protestant Episcopal Church. It was one of several churches
Erected by the City of Baltimore, Bethel A.M.E. Church, Sponsor, and William Donald Schaefer, Mayor.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Baltimore City historical markers marker series.
Location. 39° 18.119′ N, 76° 37.723′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of Druid Hill Avenue (Maryland Route 129) and West Lanvale Street, on the right when traveling south on Druid Hill Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1300 Druid Hill Avenue, Baltimore MD 21217, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of Dr. Lillie May Jackson (a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing); Henry Highland Garnet Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sharp Street Memorial Church (about 500 feet away); William Stewart Halsted, M.D. (about 700 feet away); Daniel Coit Gilman (approx. 0.2 miles away); Woodrow Wilson (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Sydney Thayer, M.D. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lillie Carroll Jackson Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Baltimore.
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Also see . . . Bethel A.M.E. Church website. (Submitted on March 15, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
Categories. • African Americans • Churches, Etc. • Notable Buildings •
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