Wilmington in New Hanover County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
Emerson and Fehmer, Boston, Architects; Alfred Howe, Builder
— 1871–1875 —
Erected by Historic Wilmington Foundation, Inc.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is March 23, 1871.
Location. 34° 14.35′ N, 77° 56.533′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, North Carolina, in New Hanover County. Marker is at the intersection of North 6th Street and Grace Street, on the right when traveling north on North 6th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington NC 28401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William G. Craig House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Powell - Yopp House (about 600 feet away); Grace Methodist Church (about 800 feet away); William B. Gould (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Mark’sJames F. Shober (approx. ¼ mile away); Wilmington Light Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away); Thomas F. Price (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
Regarding St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. The St. Paul’s Espiscopal Church’s website (which also has a historical marker) says, “Even during the Civil War [St. Paul’s] was one of the first integrated congregations and had ‘free’ pews rather than the then customary practice of having to pay for designated seating in family pews. In 1869 following the Civil War St. Paul’s helped found still functioning St. Mark’s Church, the first Black Episcopal Church in all of North Carolina.”
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This is the official North Carolina historical marker on 3rd Street.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 821 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 21, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.