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Shrewsbury in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Amanda Berry Smith (1837-1915)

 
 
Amanda Berry Smith 1837-1915 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
1. Amanda Berry Smith 1837-1915 Marker
Inscription.  A renowned evangelist and singer, born a slave in Maryland. Her father bought the family's freedom, and they moved to a farm near here. While still a child she was converted at this church. She committed her life to missionary work and traveled in the U. S. and to Britain, India, and Africa. Published a monthly paper, "The Helper." Founder and superintendent, Industrial Home for Colored Children in Illinois.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansAgricultureArts, Letters, MusicChurches & ReligionSettlements & SettlersWomen. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 39° 46.014′ N, 76° 40.776′ W. Marker is in Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is on South Main Street 0.1 miles south of West Railroad Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map.
Grace United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
2. Grace United Methodist Church
Amanda Berry Smith was converted in this church.
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 South Main Street, Shrewsbury PA 17361, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spurgeon Milton Keeny (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lest We Forget To Remember (approx. one mile away); The Farmers' Line (approx. 2.1 miles away); Homes on Wheels, Mobile Offices (approx. 2.2 miles away); All Aboard! (approx. 2.2 miles away); Summit Grove (approx. 2.7 miles away); Glen Rock Auditorium (approx. 3.2 miles away); The First National Bank (approx. 3.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Civil War Women. (Submitted on January 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Amanda Berry Smith image. Click for full size.
By Norman Barton Wood, circa 1897
3. Amanda Berry Smith
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,730 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3. submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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