Wilmington in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Gravesite of Bishop Peter Spencer (1779-1843)
And His Devoted Wife, Annes
Location. 39° 44.604′ N, 75° 32.835′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of North French Street and East Eighth Street, on the right when traveling north on North French Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spencer Plaza rain gardens are working to keep Wilmington's waterways clear! (here, next to this marker); Louis L. Redding City County Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Ezion-Mount Carmel United Methodist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct Walnut Street YMCA (about 800 feet away); Saint Joseph Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bethel A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Caesar Rodney Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Town Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
Regarding Gravesite of Bishop Peter Spencer (1779-1843). The August Quarterly, which began in 1814, became a kind of Independence Day for Black people on the Delmarva Peninsula. In fact, in the early years of the festival abolitionists and Underground Railroad conductors of the stature of Thomas Garrett and Harriet Tubman were often in the Wilmington area to assist slaves who chose to escape. The Big Quarterly, over the years, has remained a time of reunion, religious revival and celebration of freedom for the people in and around Wilmington, Delaware.
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Churches & Religion • Notable Persons •
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