Star Hill A.M.E. Church

Star Hill A.M.E. Church (HMQH8)

Location: Dover, DE 19901 Kent County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 6.126', W 75° 32.157'

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By the end of the 18th century this area was home to a large number of African Americans, many of them freed slaves. Their settlement was largely due to the efforts of local Quakers. A congregation of the African Methodist Episcopal Church was established here circa 1863. On June 12, 1866, the congregation purchased land from Henry W. Postles as the site for their church, which they named "Star of the East." Members of the church are believed to have participated in the activities of the Underground Railroad, and the church's name is attributed to the symbol of the star as guide for escaping slaves.
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HM NumberHMQH8
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Marker NumberK-50
Year Placed1993
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 3:17am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 453657 N 4328243
Decimal Degrees39.10210000, -75.53595000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 6.126', W 75° 32.157'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 6' 7.56" N, 75° 32' 9.42" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 357 Voshells Mill Star Hill Rd, Dover DE 19901, US
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