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Quincy in Adams County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Augustine Tolton

 
 
Augustine Tolton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, June 11, 2012
1. Augustine Tolton Marker
Inscription. Father Tolton, the first negro priest in the United States, was born of slave parents in Brush Creek, Missouri, in 1854. Educated at Quincy schools, he returned to this city after his ordination in Rome, Italy, in 1886. He celebrated his first public mass as St. Boniface Church. He became pastor of St. Joseph Church in Quincy and later established St. Monica's Church for negroes in Chicago. He died in Chicago in 1897, and is buried at St. Peter's Cemetery, Quincy.
 
Erected 1974 by The Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County and the Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 39° 55.918′ N, 91° 24.293′ W. Marker is in Quincy, Illinois, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Maine Street and 7th Street on Maine Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quincy IL 62301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln's Confidante ( about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Warm, Sincere Friendship ( about 600 feet away); Lincoln's 1854 Visit ( about 700 feet away);
Augustine Tolton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, June 11, 2012
2. Augustine Tolton Marker
Lincoln's Honored Friend ( about 700 feet away); A Quincy "Copperhead" ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Lincoln Correspondent ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Lincoln Promoter ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Political Campaigning in 1858 ( approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quincy.
 
Also see . . .  Father Augustine Tolton - Cause for Canonization. (Submitted on August 26, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 466 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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