“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Milford in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Absalom Jones


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By Beverly Pfingsten, November 12, 2010
1. Absalom Jones Marker
Inscription. Born near this place on a plantation known as “Cedar Town”, Jones moved to Philadelphia in 1762 and in 1784 purchased his freedom. He helped to establish the Free African Society in 1787. A leader of the independent African-American church movement, in 1792 he organized St. Thomas’ African Episcopal Church (Philadelphia) and in 1804 became the first African-American to be ordained an Episcopal Priest. He reverently opposed slavery and other forms of social injustice.
Location. 38° 54.853′ N, 75° 24.241′ W. Marker is in Milford, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Cedar Beach Road (Delaware Route 36) 0.2 miles west of Coastal Highway (Delaware Route 1), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milford DE 19963, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vale-Williams Memorial City Hall (approx. 1.3 miles away); Major General Alfred T.A. Torbert (approx. 1.3 miles away); Milford (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Towers (approx. 1.4 miles away); Site of Milford's First Methodist Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Christ Church (approx. 1˝ miles away); Joseph Oliver (approx. 1˝ miles away); Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milford.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Absalom Jones in Philadelphia
Categories. African AmericansChurches & Religion
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 1, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 852 times since then and 31 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 1, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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