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Amanda Berry Smith (1837-1915)

 
 
Amanda Berry Smith 1837-1915 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
1. Amanda Berry Smith 1837-1915 Marker
Inscription. A renowned evangelist and singer, born a slave in Maryland. Her father bought the family's freedom, and they moved to a farm near here. While still a child she was converted at this church. She committed her life to missionary work and traveled in the U. S. and to Britain, India, and Africa. Published a monthly paper, "The Helper." Founder and superintendent, Industrial Home for Colored Children in Illinois.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 46.014′ N, 76° 40.776′ W. Marker is in Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is on South Main Street 0.1 miles south of West Railroad Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 South Main Street, Shrewsbury PA 17361, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spurgeon Milton Keeny (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Glen Rock Auditorium (approx. 3.2 miles away); The First National Bank (approx. 3.3 miles away); Item Building / Bixler's (approx. 3.3 miles away); Cold Spring Hotel
Grace United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
2. Grace United Methodist Church
Amanda Berry Smith was converted in this church.
(approx. 3.4 miles away); Trains, Grains, and More Trains (approx. 3.4 miles away); Mason and Dixon Mile Stone (approx. 3.4 miles away in Maryland); Mason and Dixon Line (approx. 3.4 miles away in Maryland).
 
Also see . . .
1. The Final Ministry of Amanda Berry Smith. Article by David C. Barrett & Larry A. McClellan (Submitted on January 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.) 

2. Civil War Women. (Submitted on January 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansChurches, Etc.Notable Persons
 
Amanda Berry Smith image. Click for full size.
By Norman Barton Wood, circa 1897
3. Amanda Berry Smith
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,363 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3. submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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