Women’s Heritage Trail
—Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church —
“Of African blood and born in slavery she became fitted by education and divine grace for life of great usefulness, for many years was a valued missionary at the Sandwich Islands in the family of Rev. C. S. Stewart, and afterwards till her death, a popular and able Principal of Public schools in Philadelphia and Princeton honored
Inscription on Ms. Stockton’s tombstone.
(Inscription in the two boxes on the right) (Top box)
The Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church was originally known as the First Presbyterian Church of Colour in Princeton and it was at this site that Elizabeth “Betsey” Stockton began a Sabbath School for African-American children.
The New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail highlights a collection of historic sites located around the state that represent the significant contributions women made to the history of our state. The Heritage Trail brings to life the vital role of women in New Jersey’s past and present.
Erected by New Jersey Historic Trust-Historic Preservation Office.
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail marker series.
Location. 40° 21.189′ N, 74° 39.683′ W. Marker is in Princeton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker is on Witherspoon Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 124 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rev. John Witherspoon (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Paul Robeson
Categories. • African Americans • Churches & Religion • Education • Women •
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