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Kansas City in Wyandotte County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

First Baptist Church and First African Methodist Episcopal Church

 
 
First Baptist Church and First African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 2, 2013
1. First Baptist Church and First African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription.

In 1859, on this site, the
First Baptist Church
and
First African Methodist
Episcopal Church

of Kansas City, Kansas
were established in the
home of Mrs. Dinah Smith
by Rev. J. Strater and Rev. Buchanan

"How amiable are thy tabernacles O'Lord of Hosts"
Psalms 84:1

Dr. C.P. Lucas, Jr., Pastor First A.M.E.
and
Dr. E.A. Freeman, Pastor First Baptist

 
Erected 1989.
 
Location. 39° 6.981′ N, 94° 37.296′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Kansas, in Wyandotte County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Street and State Street, on the right when traveling south on 5th Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kansas City KS 66101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Gateway to Kansas (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Mary's Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eliza Burton Conley (approx. mile away); Helena Conley (approx. mile away); The Cruise-Scroggs Mansion (approx. mile away); Silas Armstrong
First Baptist Church and First African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 2, 2013
2. First Baptist Church and First African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
Looking south along 5th Street
(approx. mile away); Commissioner Thomas F. Lally (approx. 0.3 miles away); The History of the Wyandot Indian Nation (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kansas City.
 
Also see . . .  First A.M.E. Church, Kansas City KS. (Submitted on October 19, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 20 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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