Henry Highland Garnet

Henry Highland Garnet (HM2JW0)

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N 39° 15.722', W 75° 55.026'

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(1815 - 1882)

Born in New Market, now Chesterville, where he lived with lived with his family until they escaped slavery ca. 1822-24, settling in New York City. Abolitionist and activist, Presbyterian minister, teacher, founder of schools, college president, missionary and diplomat, he was known for his oratory. In 1865, to celebrate passage of the 13th amendment abolishing slavery, Garnet delivered a public sermon in the house chamber, the first African American to speak in the U.S. Capitol.
HM NumberHM2JW0
Placed ByMaryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration
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Date Added Sunday, August 25th, 2019 at 8:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 420879 N 4346256
Decimal Degrees39.26203333, -75.91710000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 15.722', W 75° 55.026'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 15' 43.32" N, 75° 55' 1.5600000000002" W
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