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St. Thomas’ African Episcopal Church

 
 
St. Thomas' African Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
1. St. Thomas' African Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription. Organized in 1792 as an outgrowth of the Free African Society, formed 1787. The original church edifice stood here. Under the ministry of the Rev. Absalom Jones (1746-1818), a former slave, this became the nation's first Black Episcopal church.
 
Erected 1984 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.805′ N, 75° 8.985′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Street and St. James Place, on the left when traveling north on 5th Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Nepomuk Maelzel (a few steps from this marker); Original Cobblestone (within shouting distance of this marker); Rose Garden (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Charles Seminary (about 300 feet away); Walnut Street Prison (about 400 feet away); Don Juan Bautista Bernabeu (about 400 feet away); Commodore John Barry (about 400 feet away); General Stephen Moylan (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Marker behind tree looking south on 5th Street image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
2. Marker behind tree looking south on 5th Street
John Nepomuk Maelzel marker in the foreground.
Other markers related to Absalom Jones
 
Also see . . .  The Reverand Absalom Jones 1746-1818. (Submitted on May 14, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansChurches, Etc.Notable EventsNotable Persons
 
The Reverend Absalom Jones image. Click for full size.
3. The Reverend Absalom Jones
www.episcopalarchives.org/.../jones.php
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,271 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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