Emanuel A.M.E. Church
Erected 1999 by Commonwealth of Virginia. (Marker Number Q 8-t.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era. In addition, it is included in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church series list.
Location. 36° 50.288′ N, 76° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 637 North Street, Portsmouth VA 23704, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ruth Brown (here, next to this marker); Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones (here, next to this marker); Lincolnsville (within shouting distance of this marker); John Luke Porter (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Saint Paul's School (about 700 feet away); The Confederate Section (about 800 feet away); Collier's Raid (approx. 0.2 miles away); Watts House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Olde Towne.
Regarding Emanuel A.M.E. Church. Said to be a stop in the Underground Railroad
Note the subtle difference in wording between the marker and the plaque on the building.
Also see . . .
1. Virginia African American Heritage Program. Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (Submitted on October 12, 2010, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States.)
2. Nat Turner's Rebellion - MPT. (Submitted on October 18, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2010, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States. This page has been viewed 1,296 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 11, 2010, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States. 2. submitted on February 14, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 3. submitted on October 11, 2010, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States. 4. submitted on October 12, 2010, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.