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East Fallowfield Township near Ercildoun in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ida Ella Ruth Jones

(1874 1959)

 
 
Ida Ella Ruth Jones Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith S Smith, October 17, 2011
1. Ida Ella Ruth Jones Marker
Inscription.  African American self-taught artist who depicted life in rural Chester County in the first half of the 20th century. The daughter of a former slave, Jones completed more than 300 works in her 70s and 80s. She worked in watercolor, oil, and pencil in a style typical of folk art. Her works illustrated personal observations of family and farm life, nature, landscapes, early technologies, human interaction, and slavery. Jones resided on a nearby farm.
 
Erected 2004 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicWomen. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 39° 56.392′ N, 75° 49.966′ W. Marker is near Ercildoun, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. It is in East Fallowfield Township. Marker is at the intersection of Doe Run Road and Rokeby Road (Pennsylvania Route 82), on the right when traveling north on Doe Run
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Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 Rokeby Rd, Coatesville PA 19320, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. Charlotte Moore Sitterly (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lynching of Zachariah Walker (approx. 2.2 miles away); "A Stand for Justice Gives Rise to Coatesville Area NAACP" (approx. 2 miles away); Brandywine Iron Works - Early 1800s (approx. 2.9 miles away); Brandywine Mansion (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Lukens Mill - Late 1800s (approx. 2.9 miles away); Terracina (approx. 2.9 miles away); Arcelormittal Plate LLC World Trade Center (approx. 2.9 miles away).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Ida Ella Ruth Jones - Brother
 
Also see . . .  Story & Image of her and her brother. (Submitted on October 18, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Ida Ella Ruth Jones Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith S Smith, October 17, 2011
2. Ida Ella Ruth Jones Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,640 times since then and 313 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 18, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 9, 2023