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Oldest Black Church in U.S. started here.


Oldest Black Church in U.S. started here.

The oldest African American church in the U.S. started here in 1794 (and is now at 6361 Lancaster Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19151, after moving around a bit). See Inga Saffron's column in the Philadelphia Inquirer, 11/13/16, at p. H18, the church's Website, and https://www.philadelphiabuildings.org/pab/app/ho_display.cfm/1163993. There is a real historic marker at this location. [On date of entry, Google Maps is way off as to the location of this site.]


Location: African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas , 226 S 5th St , 5th & St James Ct (formerly Adelphi St), SW Corner, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106, United States
Listing Category: African American History, Churches, Cathedrals, Mosques, Synagogues, Temples, History, No Longer There, Oldest, Plaques, Markers (real ones)
Virtual / Real: Virtual
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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