Reading in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Bethel A.M.E. Church
Berks County's oldest Black church building. Erected 1837 by free African Americans; became an Underground Railroad station for escaped slaves seeking freedom. Rebuilt 1867; remodeled 1889. Congregation, dating from 1822, moved to Windsor Street in 1974.
Erected 1996 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 40° 20.235′ N, 75° 55.081′ W. Marker is in Reading, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is at the intersection of N. 10th Street and Hinnershitz Street, on the left when traveling south on N. 10th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 119 N. 10th Street, Reading PA 19601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Volunteer Firemen (approx. 0.2 miles away); Penn's Common (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ringgold Light Artillery (approx. ¼ mile away); William McKinley (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Reformed Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Duryea Drive (approx. 0.4 miles away); Trinity Lutheran Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Trinity Lutheran Church Original Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reading.
Also see . . . Bethel AME Church. (Submitted on December 6, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Churches & Religion • Heroes • Man-Made Features • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 778 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 6, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.