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Dover in Kent County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bishop Richard Allen

 
 
Bishop Richard Allen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
1. Bishop Richard Allen Marker
Inscription. Richard Allen founded and became the first Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1816. Born into slavery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on February 14, 1760, Allen and his family were sold to a family near Dover in 1772. While there, he purchased his freedom, became a minister and joined the Continental Army as a non-combatant during the Revolutionary War. After returning to Philadelphia, he and Sussex Countian, Absalom Jones, founded the Free African Society in 1787. He helped organize and was elected president of the “The First Convention of the People of Colour” in 1830. (Marker Number K-43.)
 
Location. 39° 9.509′ N, 75° 31.353′ W. Marker is in Dover, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is at the intersection of Easr Loockerman Street and Federal Street, in the median on Easr Loockerman Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dover DE 19901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dover (within shouting distance of this marker); Armed Forces Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Inc. (about 500 feet away); World War II Memorial
Bishop Richard Allen Marker, now sporting QR Code, lower right image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 17, 2012
2. Bishop Richard Allen Marker, now sporting QR Code, lower right
Quick Response Code, for quick reading when scanned by modern cell phones or similar devices
(about 500 feet away); Wesley United Methodist Church (about 500 feet away); The Capitol Theater (about 600 feet away); The First State Heritage Park of Dover (about 700 feet away); Liberty Bell Reproduction (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
Bishop Richard Allen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
3. Bishop Richard Allen Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 18, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,190 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 18, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on October 22, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on December 18, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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