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Bethel A.M.E. Church - Carlisle, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
N 40° 11.980 W 077° 11.168
18T E 313929 N 4452210
Quick Description: Marker dedicated May 9, 2009 which notes one of the earliest African American churches west of the Susquehanna River.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 5/7/2009 2:15:32 PM
Waymark Code: WM6BB8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers
Views: 6

Long Description:
This church, located in downtown Carlisle, has a history in the community going back to the early 19th century. The marker was dedicated on May 9, 2009 and included the following speakers:

- Hon. Kirk Wilson, Mayor
- Rev. Troy Lynn Carr, Pastor, Bethel AME Church
- Barbara Franco, Exec. Director, PA Historical & Museum Commission
- Sen. Pat Vance, PA State Senate
- Rev. Lawrence C. Henryhand, Presiding Elder Harrisburg District
- Ruth E. Hodge, Retired Librarian and Archivist

Marker text is as follows:

Among the earliest (c.1820) African American congregations located west of the Susquehanna River. The site of Underground Railroad activity. Abolitionists John Peck and John B. Vashion were members. A.M.E. national Bishops Daniel Payne and Wills Nazrey were associated with the church.

Marker Name: 131 E. Pomfret St., Carlisle

County: Cumberland

Date Dedicated: 05/09/2009

Marker Type: City

Location: 131 E Pomfret St., Carlisle

Category: not listed on this date

Website: [Web Link]

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