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Chester in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ethel Waters

(1896-1977)

 
 
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Photographed By Robyn Young, June 30, 2015
1. Ethel Waters Marker
Inscription.  African American blues, jazz and gospel singer overcame poverty to become one of the highest paid stars on Broadway. Several of her songs are Grammy Hall of Fame inductees. For acting, she received both Oscar and Emmy nominations. Waters was born in Chester.
 
Erected 2015 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentWomen. In addition, it is included in the Grammy Award Winners, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists.
 
Location. 39° 50.76′ N, 75° 21.605′ W. Marker is in Chester, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is on West 3rd Street (Pennsylvania Route 291) just east of Edgmont Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chester PA 19013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christofer Columbus (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Downtown Chester (about 600 feet away); John Morton
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Carl Van Vechten (photo courtesy of the Library of Congress), August 28, 1938
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(about 600 feet away); Old Swedish Burial Ground (about 600 feet away); Washington House (about 700 feet away); Chester Fire Department (about 700 feet away); Swedish Colonists (about 700 feet away); Colonial Courthouse (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
More about this marker. This marker at located at the Ethel Waters Park in Chester, Delaware County, PA.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2018, by Robyn Young of Media, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 23, 2018, by Robyn Young of Media, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on August 23, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 3, 2022