Bishop William Paul Quinn

Bishop William Paul Quinn (HM29GI)

Location: Richmond, IN 47374 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 49.552', W 84° 53.672'

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Bethel AME Church

Side AAs a traveling missionary and
preacher, Quinn helped establish
the African Methodist Episcopal
Church (AME) in free and slave states
before the Civil War. He
influenced the faith, community, and
education of thousands of black
Americans by organizing schools and
churches, including Bethel here in
1836. In 1844, the AME General
Conference elected him its
Fourth Bishop.

Side B Quinn denounced slavery in sermons
and publications and aided the work
of the Underground Railroad,
often at great personal risk. A
prosperous landowner, he and his
wife, Mary Jane, lived near here. At
his death in 1873, the city and nation
mourned his loss and praised his
courage and tenacity. Richmond
Lodge 28 is named in his honor. He
is buried in Earlham Cemetery.
HM NumberHM29GI
Year Placed2018
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, Bethel A.M.E. Church, Quinn Masonic Lodge #28, and the City of Richmond
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 680185 N 4410551
Decimal Degrees39.82586667, -84.89453333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.552', W 84° 53.672'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 33.12" N, 84° 53' 40.32" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)765, 317
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200 S 6th St, Richmond IN 47374, US
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