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St. Catharines in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Salem Chapel, British Methodist Episcopal Church

 
 
Salem Chapel, British Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
1. Salem Chapel, British Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription. Salem Chapel, built in 1855, was an important centre of 19th-century abolitionist and civil rights activity in Canada. Harriet Tubman, the famous Underground Railroad "conductor", lived near here from 1851 to 1858 and is traditionally associated with Salem Chapel. Many of those aided to freedom became church members and put down roots in the local community. The auditory-hall design typifies the style associated with the Underground Railroad-related churches in Ontario.
 
Erected 2000 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location. 43° 9.913′ N, 79° 14.408′ W. Marker is in St. Catharines, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Geneva Street just north of North Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This historical marker is located on the north side of the BME Church, along the front sidewalk of a small park, dedicated to honoring Harriet Tubman. Marker is at or near this postal address: 92 Geneva Street, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 4K9, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harriet Tubman (here, next to this marker); Harriet Ross Tubman c. 1820-1913 (here, next to this marker); BME Church (a few steps
Salem Chapel, British Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
2. Salem Chapel, British Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
View of the front side of the featured historical marker (marker on the left), which is situated along the front walkway, in a small park dedicated to Harriet Tubman, along the north side of the BME Church.
from this marker); a different marker also named Harriet Tubman (a few steps from this marker); St. Catharines (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); St. Paul Street United Church (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The First Welland Canal 1824-1833 (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Private Alexander Watson (approx. 0.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Catharines.
 
Also see . . .
1. British Methodist Episcopal Church. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on June 18, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. British Methodist Episcopal Church, Salem Chapel. This is a link to information provided by The Corporation of the City of St. Catharines' website. (Submitted on June 18, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Salem Chapel BME Church Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad NHS Canada. This is a link to information provided by The Salem Chapel, BME Church's website. (Submitted on June 18, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. Harriet Tubman. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on June 18, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

5. Harriet Tubman timeline. This is a link to information provided by The Circle Association. (Submitted on June 18, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
Salem Chapel, British Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
3. Salem Chapel, British Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
View, looking south along Geneva Street, of the featured historical marker (the first of two markers in the left foreground), situated in the front of a small community park on the north side of a BME Church.
Salem Chapel, British Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
4. Salem Chapel, British Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
A distant view of the back side of the featured historical marker (marker on the right), which is situated along the far front walkway, in a small park dedicated to Harriet Tubman, along the north side of the BME Church.
Salem Chapel, British Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
5. Salem Chapel, British Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
A distant view of the featured historical marker which is located by the northwest corner of the BME Church.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 18, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 448 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on August 2, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 18, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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