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First African Baptist Church

 
 
First African Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 23, 2015
1. First African Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. Founded 1809 as one of the first Black Baptist churches in America. Later two members sold themselves into slavery to free a slave to serve as pastor. Erected 1906, this building is located at a later site of the congregation.
 
Erected 1991 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.424′ N, 75° 10.176′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of South 16th Street and Christian Street on South 16th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19146, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jack and Jill of America Foundation (here, next to this marker); John C. Asbury (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christian Street YMCA (about 700 feet away); Mercy Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Local 274, American Federation of Musicians (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tindley Temple (approx. 0.2 miles away); Philadelphia Tribune (approx. 0.3 miles away); Marian Anderson (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches & Religion
 
First African Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 23, 2015
2. First African Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 25, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 25, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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