Charles Town in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Martin Robinson Delany
Martin Robinson Delany
Born free May 6, 1812
Lawrence and North Streets
Charles Town, VA (W VA)
Son of Samuel Delay (slave)
and Patti Peace Delany (free)
grandson of African prince
Prince Hall Mason
physician, scientist, inventor,
African explorer, newspaper publisher
& editor, author, trial justice;
Major in Union Army
first and highest ranked Black field officer
during Civil War
appointed by President Abraham Lincoln
Honorable E.M. Stanton, Secretary of War, February 18, 1865.
"Do not fail to have an interview with this
most extraordinary and intelligent Black man"
"I thank God for making me a man, but Delaney always
thanks him for making him a Black man"
"His was a magnificent life, yet, how many of us
have heard of him?"
Dedicated August 7, 1999 A.D., 5999 A.L.
Erected 1999 by Star Lodge #1, Free & Accepted Masons, Prince Hall Affiliated.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic African Americans • Exploration • Industry & Commerce • Science & Medicine • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list.
Location. 39° 17.225′ N, 77° 51.706′ W. Marker is in Charles Town, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on South Lawrence Street 0.1 miles south of West Washington Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is on the front (east) exterior of the "Old Stone House/Star Lodge No. 1" building, north end. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charles Town WV 25414, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Thomas Marker (here, next to this marker); Old Stone House / Star Lodge No. 1 (here, next to this marker); Charles Town Schools (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Brief History of the Old Presbyterian Church in Charles Town (about 400 feet away); Williams House (about 400 feet away); Etter HallEtter Hall (about 500 feet away); Office of Charles Washington (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charles Town.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . .
1. Martin Delany. (Submitted on August 23, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Martin Robinson Delany Biography. (Submitted on April 1, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. USCT, 104th U.S. Colored Infantry
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,251 times since then and 57 times this year. Last updated on October 18, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 21, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 3. submitted on April 1, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.