“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Huntington in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Jupiter Hammon

Jupiter Hammon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jordan Romano, December 11, 2015
1. Jupiter Hammon Marker

First published African American poet (born 1711) lived here from 1799 until his death in c1806. First home purchased by an African American in the Town of Huntington.
Erected 2015.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: African Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1711.
Location. 40° 53.07′ N, 73° 25.583′ W. Marker is in Huntington, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is on West Shore Road north of Southdown Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 73 West Shore Road, Huntington NY 11743, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Peter Crippen House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Nathan Hale (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Huntington Green (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Grist Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ketewomoke Y.C. (approx. half a mile away); Cross Island Trolley (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bethel A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. John’s Episcopal Church (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntington.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 3, 2020, by Jordan Romano of Kings Park, New York. This page has been viewed 276 times since then and 9 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 3, 2020. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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