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Camden in Kent County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Star Hill A.M.E. Church

 
 
Star Hill A.M.E. Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
1. Star Hill A.M.E. Church Marker
Inscription.  By the end of the 18th century this area was home to a large number of African Americans, many of them freed slaves. Their settlement was largely due to the efforts of local Quakers. A congregation of the African Methodist Episcopal Church was established here circa 1863. On June 12, 1866, the congregation purchased land from Henry W. Postles as the site for their church, which they named “Star of the East.” Members of the church are believed to have participated in the activities of the Underground Railroad, and the church’s name is attributed to the symbol of the star as guide for escaping slaves.
 
Erected 1993 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number K-50.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Quakerism series list.
 
Location. 39° 6.126′ N, 75° 32.157′ W. Marker is in Camden, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is at the intersection of Voshells Mill Star Hill Road and Lingo Drive on
Star Hill A.M.E. Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
2. Star Hill A.M.E. Church
Voshells Mill Star Hill Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Camden Wyoming DE 19934, 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. Site of Whatcoat Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Camden (approx. 0.8 miles away); Gov. George Truitt Home (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Camden (approx. 0.9 miles away); Morning Star Institutional Church of God in Christ, Inc. (approx. 0.9 miles away); Camden Friends Meeting (approx. 1.1 miles away); John Hunn (approx. 1.1 miles away); Caesar Rodney (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 9, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 695 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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