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Champlain in Clinton County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jehudi Ashmun

 
 
Jehudi Ashmun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ellen Adams, April 2, 2016
1. Jehudi Ashmun Marker
Inscription. Site of the birthplace of Jehudi Ashmun, April 21, 1794. First colonization agent at Liberia, Africa, 1822-1828.
 
Erected 1938 by State Education Department.
 
Location. 44° 59.681′ N, 73° 26.672′ W. Marker is in Champlain, New York, in Clinton County. Marker is on Oak Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 Oak Street, Champlain NY 12919, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First School ( approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of First School House ( approx. 4 miles away); Fort Montgomery ( approx. 4.2 miles away); La Bataille d’Odelltown / Battle of Odelltown ( approx. 4.4 miles away in Canada); The "White House" ( approx. 9.1 kilometers away); Point au Fer Historic Site ( approx. 9.2 kilometers away); Bataille du Moulin de Lacolle / Battle of the Lacolle Mill ( approx. 11.4 kilometers away in Canada); The Scott Home ( approx. 11.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Champlain.
 
Regarding Jehudi Ashmun. While living in Washington, D.C., Jehudi Ashmun became interested in the mission of the American Colonization Society (ACS) and founded the newspaper The African Intelligencer to promote it. His articles about the ACS, which was committed to repatriating free blacks to a colony in Liberia, led to his political appointment as representative of the U.S. government to the colony. In 1822, Ashmun led a group of settlers and missionaries to Liberia; as United States representative to Liberia as well as agent of the ACS, Ashmun effectively became governor of the colony from 1822 to 1828. He died shortly after his return to the United States.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2017, by Ellen Adams of Plattsburgh, New York. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on August 11, 2017, by Ellen Adams of Plattsburgh, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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