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Lower Oxford Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lincoln University

 
 
Lincoln University Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, May 31, 2008
1. Lincoln University Marker
Inscription.  Chartered as Ashmun Institute, April 29, 1854. Founded by Rev. John Miller Dickey for the purpose of providing liberal higher education for people of African ancestry in America. In 1866, it became Lincoln University, interracial and international.
 
Erected 1967 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is April 29, 1853.
 
Location. 39° 48.636′ N, 75° 55.677′ W. Marker is in Lower Oxford Township, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on Baltimore Pike, 0.1 miles north of Maple Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1570 Baltimore Pike, Lincoln University PA 19352, 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. Hosanna Meeting House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Amos House (approx. 0.2
Marker sits in front of this building. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, May 31, 2008
2. Marker sits in front of this building.
House recently burned. Probably an original building of Lincoln University.
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miles away); Pleasant View (approx. 2 miles away); Villa Nova (approx. 2.6 miles away); Sunset Park (approx. 3.1 miles away); Hopewell Bell Tower (approx. 3.2 miles away); 4 South 3rd Street (approx. 3.2 miles away); 8 South 3rd Street (approx. 3.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Lincoln University website. (Submitted on June 3, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Lincoln University - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Additional keywords. HBCU, HBCUs
 
One of Lincoln's modern buildings. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, May 31, 2008
3. One of Lincoln's modern buildings.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,490 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 3, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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Jun. 28, 2022