Negro Pews

Negro Pews (HM13AL)

Location: Portsmouth, NH 03801 Rockingham County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 4.603', W 70° 45.479'

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Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail

Until the mid 1800's, most New England churches assigned pews to parishioners by their social rank. Black people, enslaved or free, usually were seated as far as possible from the pulpit. Negro pews in the North Meetinghouse, which stood here from 1711 to 1854, were located in the upper balcony high above the front door.
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HM NumberHM13AL
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 2:45am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 356886 N 4770833
Decimal Degrees43.07671667, -70.75798333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 4.603', W 70° 45.479'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 4' 36.18" N, 70° 45' 28.74" W
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Area Code(s)603
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-27 Church St, Portsmouth NH 03801, US
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