Death Carts Historical

Death Carts Historical (HM1XIF)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19106 Philadelphia County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 57.032', W 75° 9'

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Clergymen Richard Allen and Absalom Jones organized their congregations and other free Africans who attended the sick and buried the dead during the raging yellow fever epidemic of 1793. Although misguided, the respected Dr. Benjamin Rush had encouraged their service under the belief that persons of African descent were immune to the deadly disease.
"...the difficulty of getting a corpse taken away was such that few were willing to do it... We then offered our services in the public papers, by advertising that we would remove the dead and procure nurses." (Richard Allen and Absalom Jones)
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Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, March 26th, 2017 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 487186 N 4422277
Decimal Degrees39.95053333, -75.15000000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.032', W 75° 9'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 1.92" N, 75° 9' 0" W
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Area Code(s)267, 484, 215, 610
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near , Philadelphia PA 19106, US
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