Downtown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Christian Index
America's oldest existing religious newspaper was first published on this city block at 925 E Street on February 2, 1822. Founded by the legendary Baptist leader Luther Rice, the paper was originally known as The Columbian Star and utilized to promote Baptist missions and Columbian College (now George Washington University) which was founded as a Baptist school by Rice in 1821. The name of the paper was changed to The Christian Index before being bought by Jesse Mercer and moved to Georgia in 1833. The Index is now owned and operated by the Georgia Baptist Convention and has been published in Atlanta since 1866.
Erected 1996 by The Georgia Baptist Historical Commission in the Index's 175th year of publication.
Location. 38° 53.776′ N, 77° 1.529′ W. Marker is in Downtown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on E Street, NW, east of 10th Street, NW, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20004, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abraham Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker); John Wilkes Booth's Escape (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Woodies Comes to F Street Pennsylvania Avenue (about 500 feet away); The Restoration of 800 F Street (about 600 feet away); St. Patrick's Parish (about 700 feet away); John J. Donovan, Jr. (about 700 feet away); The Old Carroll Hall (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 821 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 13, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 3. submitted on March 19, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.