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Lincoln University in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Amos House

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 12, 2019
1. Amos House Marker
Inscription.  In memory of Sarah Hunter Amos, widow of Thomas Henry Amos who was a graduate of the first class of Ashmun Institute (later renamed Lincoln University), ordained as a Presbyterian minister and served in Monrovia, Liberia as the first black Presbyterian missionary from 1859-1870. After her husband's death she returned to America and built this house to serve as lodging facilities and dining hall for Lincoln students and worked untiringly for them from 1871-1903. Their son, the late Reverend Thomas Hunter Amos, Class of 1887, deeded this house to Lincoln University in 1926 with request it be held as a memorial in honor of this courageous and resourceful woman.
 
Erected by Lincoln University.
 
Location. 39° 48.671′ N, 75° 55.483′ W. Marker is in Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on Ashmun Avenue south of Baltimore Pike, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1517 Baltimore Pike, Oxford PA 19363, 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 (within shouting distance of this
Amos House image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 12, 2019
2. Amos House
marker); Lincoln University (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sunset Park (approx. 2.9 miles away); Hopewell Bell Tower (approx. 3.4 miles away); 4 South 3rd Street (approx. 3.4 miles away); 8 South 3rd Street (approx. 3.4 miles away); 10 South 3rd Street (approx. 3.4 miles away); Oxford Veterans Memorial (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lincoln University.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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