Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church

Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (HM1SO4)

Location: Indianapolis, IN 46202 Marion County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 46.396', W 86° 10.002'

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Side One A.M.E. Church traces its origins to founding of Free African Society in Philadelphia, 1787. Circa 1836, Augustus Turner, a barber, and other black settlers organized this Indianapolis congregation to worship freely and support their community. Trustees bought land 1840 on Georgia Street for first church.

Side Two
Church held black state conventions, aided fugitive slaves, established a school, and recruited for U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War. Arson destroyed Georgia Street church in 1864. Land purchased here in 1865. Church completed in 1870; listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1991.
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Details
HM NumberHM1SO4
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series, and the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series.
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Year Placed2009
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, Division of Historical Preservation and Archaeology, IDNR, and Bethel A.M.E. Church
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, June 19th, 2016 at 11:54am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 571365 N 4402924
Decimal Degrees39.77326667, -86.16670000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 46.396', W 86° 10.002'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 46' 23.76" N, 86° 10' 0.12" W
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Area Code(s)317, 765
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 423 N West St, Indianapolis IN 46202, US
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