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Upper Oxford Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Amos House

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 12, 2019
1. Amos House Marker
Inscription.  In memory of Sarah Hunter Amos, widow of Thomas Henry Amos who was a graduate of the first class of Ashmun Institute (later renamed Lincoln University), ordained as a Presbyterian minister and served in Monrovia, Liberia as the first black Presbyterian missionary from 1859-1870. After her husband's death she returned to America and built this house to serve as lodging facilities and dining hall for Lincoln students and worked untiringly for them from 1871-1903. Their son, the late Reverend Thomas Hunter Amos, Class of 1887, deeded this house to Lincoln University in 1926 with request it be held as a memorial in honor of this courageous and resourceful woman.
 
Erected by Lincoln University.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionEducationWomen. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities 🎓 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1887.
 
Location. 39° 48.671′ N, 75° 55.483′ W. Marker is in Upper
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 12, 2019
2. Amos House
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Oxford Township, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on Ashmun Avenue south of Baltimore Pike, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1517 Baltimore Pike, Lincoln University PA 19352, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hosanna Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln University (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pleasant View (approx. 2.1 miles away); Villa Nova (approx. 2.6 miles away); Sunset Park (approx. 2.9 miles away); Hopewell Bell Tower (approx. 3.4 miles away); 4 South 3rd Street (approx. 3.4 miles away); 8 South 3rd Street (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Upper Oxford Township.
 
Additional keywords. HBCUs, HBCU
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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