Wilmington in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Gravesite of Bishop Peter Spencer (1779-1843) and His Devoted Wife, Annes
Location. 39° 44.604′ N, 75° 32.835′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on North French Street 0.1 miles north of East Eighth Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spencer Plaza rain gardens are working to keep Wilmington's waterways clear! (here, next to this marker); Louis L. Redding City County Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Ezion-Mount Carmel United Methodist Church A French Legion Kept Watch Here (about 500 feet away); Wilmington Historic Trail (about 600 feet away); St. Michael's Day Nursery (about 700 feet away); Burton V. Wilmington Parking Authority (about 700 feet away); Walnut Street YMCA (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
Regarding Gravesite of Bishop Peter Spencer (1779-1843) and His Devoted Wife, Annes. The August Quarterly, which began in 1814, became a kind of Independence Day for Black people on the Delmarva Peninsula. In fact, in the early years of the festival abolitionists and Underground Railroad conductors of the stature of Thomas Garrett and Harriet Tubman had often been in the Wilmington area to assist slaves who were escaping. The Big Quarterly, over the years, has remained a time of reunion, religious revival and celebration of freedom for the people in and around Wilmington, Delaware.
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 7, 2020. This page originally submitted on September 20, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 3,291 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on January 6, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1. submitted on September 20, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 18, 2014, by Barliz Jordan of San Diego, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.