Women’s Heritage Trail
— Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church —
“Of African blood and born in slavery she became fitted by education and divine grace for life of great usefulness, for many years
Inscription on Ms. Stockton’s tombstone.
(Inscription in the two boxes on the right) (Top box)
The Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church was originally known as the First Presbyterian Church of Colour in Princeton and it was at this site that Elizabeth “Betsey” Stockton began a Sabbath School for African-American children.
The New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail highlights a collection of historic sites located around the state that represent the significant contributions women made to the history of our state. The Heritage Trail brings to life the vital role of women in New Jersey’s past and present.
Erected by New Jersey Historic Trust-Historic Preservation Office.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Churches & Religion • Education • Women. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
Location. 40° 21.189′ N, 74° 39.683′
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rev. John Witherspoon (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Paul Robeson (about 500 feet away); Princeton’s Flag Man (about 500 feet away); Aaron Burr (about 500 feet away); March of the Mill Children (approx. ¼ mile away); 250th Anniversary of Princeton University (approx. ¼ mile away); Nassau Inn – 1756 - 1937 (approx. ¼ mile away); The First Presbyterian Church of Princeton (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Princeton.
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