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

Hosanna Meeting House

 
 
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Photographed By William Pfingsten, May 31, 2008
1. Hosanna Meeting House Marker
Inscription.  Founded by free Blacks who had settled in this area, it was first known as the "African Meeting House," Formally organized in 1843 as an African Union Methodist Protestant church. A station stop on the Underground Railroad, its many visitors included Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth.
 
Erected 1992 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1843.
 
Location. 39° 48.686′ N, 75° 55.52′ W. Marker is in Upper Oxford Township, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is at the intersection of Baltimore Pike and Ashmun Ave., on the right when traveling north on Baltimore Pike. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 531 University Rd, 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. Amos House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln University (approx. 0.2 miles
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Photographed By William Pfingsten, May 31, 2008
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away); Pleasant View (approx. 2 miles away); Villa Nova (approx. 2.6 miles away); Sunset Park (approx. 3 miles away); Hopewell Bell Tower (approx. 3.3 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. AUMP Church, Black Methodism
 
Hosanna Meeting House Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, May 31, 2008
3. Hosanna Meeting House Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,933 times since then and 60 times this year. Last updated on February 25, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 3, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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Jun. 28, 2022