Gravesite of Bishop Peter Spencer (1779-1843)

Gravesite of Bishop Peter Spencer (1779-1843) (HM12L)

Location: Wilmington, DE 19801 New Castle County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 44.604', W 75° 32.835'

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And His Devoted Wife, Annes

Born a slave, Bishop Spencer was the father of Delaware's independent Black church movement. In 1813, he founded the Union Church of Africans, presently known as the African Union Methodist Protestant Church. The mother AUMP church stood on this site from 1813 to 1970. The Union American Methodist Episcopal Church (UAME), formally organized in 1865, traces its origins to Spencer. He was also the founder of "August Quarterly" in 1813, one of the oldest Black folk festivals in America.
HM NumberHM12L
Marker NumberN.C.- 84
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 9:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 453112 N 4399420
Decimal Degrees39.74340000, -75.54725000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 44.604', W 75° 32.835'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 44' 36.24" N, 75° 32' 50.10" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 801-899 N French St, Wilmington DE 19801, US
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