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Bethel A.M.E. Church

 
 
Bethel A.M.E. Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 20, 2009
1. Bethel A.M.E. Church Marker
Inscription. Among the earliest (c.1820) African American congregations located west of the Susquehanna River. The site of Underground Railroad activity. Abolitionists John Peck and John B. Vashon were members. A.M.E. national Bishops Daniel Payne and Wills Nazrey were associated with the church.
 
Erected 2009 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 11.983′ N, 77° 11.164′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Pomfret Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 131 E. Pomfret Street, Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Saint Katharine's Hall (a few steps from this marker); St. Patrick's Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. William Irvine (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Duncan-Stiles House (about 600 feet away); Gen. John Armstrong (about 600 feet away); Old Prison (about 700 feet away); World War Memorial (about 700 feet away); Carlisle Jail (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
 
Additional keywords. African
Bethel A.M.E. Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 20, 2009
2. Bethel A.M.E. Church and Marker
Methodist Episcopal

 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansChurches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
Bethel A.M.E. Church Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 30, 2015
3. Bethel A.M.E. Church Cornerstone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 28, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,182 times since then and 38 times this year. Last updated on March 16, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 28, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on May 1, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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