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Haverstraw in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

African Church

 
 
African Church Marker image. Click for full size.
circa April 22,
1. African Church Marker
Inscription.  

First African Methodist Episcopal Church in County established here 1846 on land purchased for $100 by black brick workers. Relocated after 1906 landslide.
 
Erected 2020 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 650.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church ⛪, and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1846.
 
Location. 41° 11.938′ N, 73° 57.771′ W. Marker is in Haverstraw, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is at the intersection of Clinton Street and Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling west on Clinton Street. The marker stands across from the African American Memorial Park in Haverstraw. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 43 Clinton St, Haverstraw NY 10927, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brick Industry (approx. 0.6 miles away); Haverstraw World War I Monument
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); De Harte Patent (approx. 0.7 miles away); Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya (approx. 0.7 miles away); Calico Hill (approx. 1˝ miles away); Col. A. H. Hay (approx. 1.6 miles away); Treason Site (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Haverstraw.
 
Also see . . .  African Church. William G. Pomeroy Foundation profile for the marker (Submitted on April 28, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2021. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on April 25, 2021. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
 
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May. 11, 2021