Portsmouth in Rockingham County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
New Hampshire's First Black Church
Portsmouth NH Black Heritage Trail
Erected by City of Portsmouth NH.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Churches & Religion.
Location. 43° 4.532′ N, 70° 45.796′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in Rockingham County. Marker is at the intersection of Pearl StreetTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 45 Pearl Street, Portsmouth NH 03801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Continental Frigate "Raleigh" (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); In This House Admiral (John) Paul Jones Resided (about 800 feet away); John Paul Jones House (about 800 feet away); Spanish American War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frank Jones's Hotels (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of "Negro Burying Ground" (approx. 0.2 miles away); North Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail
Also see . . . Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail.
In 1908 the black People’s Baptist Church became independent from Middle Street Baptist Church, and in 1915, under the leadership of the Reverend John L. Davis, purchased this former Free Will Baptist church built in 1851. For fifty years People’s Baptist Church welcomed pulpit exchanges with neighboring churches and Baha’is. (Submitted on April 7, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on April 7, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 26, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.