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Near Millington in Kent County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Henry Highland Garnet

(1815 - 1882)

 
 
Henry Highland Garnet Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
1. Henry Highland Garnet Marker
Inscription.  Born in New Market, now Chesterville, where he lived with his family until they escaped slavery ca. 1822-24, settling in New York City. Abolitionist and activist, Presbyterian minister, teacher, founder of schools, college president, missionary and diplomat, he was known for his oratory. In 1865, to celebrate passage of the 13th amendment abolishing slavery, Garnet delivered a public sermon in the House chamber, the first African American to speak in the U.S. Capitol.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansChurches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
 
Location. 39° 15.722′ N, 75° 55.026′ W. Marker is near Millington, Maryland, in Kent County. Marker is on River Road (Maryland Route 291) 0.2 miles west of Chesterville Road (Maryland Route 290), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millington MD 21651, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Callister’s Ferry
Henry Highland Garnet Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
2. Henry Highland Garnet Marker
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(approx. 1.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Brig. Gen. John Cadwalader (approx. 5 miles away); Dudley's Chapel (approx. 5.7 miles away); a different marker also named Dudley's Chapel (approx. 5.7 miles away); Downs’ Cross Roads (approx. 5.8 miles away); Colonel Isaac Perkins (approx. 5.9 miles away); Sudlersville Memorial Library (approx. 6.1 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 200 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on March 8, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Jun. 30, 2022