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LeRoy in Genesee County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Anti-Slavery Meetings

 
 
Anti-Slavery Meetings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bruce Kelly, August 14, 2020
1. Anti-Slavery Meetings Marker
Inscription.  Beginning in 1834, the First Presbyterian Church of Leroy was the site of anti-slavery meetings that brought people together to hear abolitionists such as Frederick Douglass and Amos A. Phelps. Twice the meetings were met by violent protesters who threw rocks and timbers through the windows. Local abolitionist leaders included Seth Gates, Henry Brewster, Samuel Grannis, and Samuel Comstock. Many hundreds of men and women from Western New York attended a three-day convention in this church in January 1841. Accounts of these meetings were recorded in national abolition newspapers and documented in personal letters.
 
Erected 2020 by New York State.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRChurches & Religion.
 
Location. 42° 58.65′ N, 77° 59.52′ W. Marker is in LeRoy, New York, in Genesee County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main St (New York State Route 5) and Clay St (New York State Route 19), on the right when traveling east on West Main St. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Le Roy NY 14482, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Anti-Slavery Meetings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bruce Kelly, August 14, 2020
2. Anti-Slavery Meetings Marker
Church at the southeast corner - intersection of NY RT19 and RT5, Leroy, NY
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Steeple / The Church (here, next to this marker); Women’s Suffrage (within shouting distance of this marker); Keeney House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Le Roy Post Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); Statue of Liberty Replica (approx. ¼ mile away); Ingham University Campus (approx. ¼ mile away); Le Roy World War I Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Ingham University (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in LeRoy.
 
Anti-Slavery Meetings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bruce Kelly, August 14, 2020
3. Anti-Slavery Meetings Marker
Presbyterian Church - Leroy, NY
First Presbyterian Church  1826 image. Click for full size.
By Bruce Kelly, August 14, 2020
4. First Presbyterian Church 1826
National Register of Historic Places
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2020, by Bruce Kelly of Perry, New York. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 14, 2020, by Bruce Kelly of Perry, New York.   4. submitted on August 15, 2020, by Bruce Kelly of Perry, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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