Former site of Whitehall Plantation

Former site of Whitehall Plantation (HM2MWS)

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N 39° 15.498', W 75° 28.674'

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Whitehall Plantation, once owned by the Chew family, contained over 400 acres of land and was worked solely by enslaved labor. Among those enslaved was Richard Allen who was born here and later founded the African Methodist Episcopal Church. By 1798 Benjamin Chew's records indicate that he enslaved 42 men and women, making Whitehall the largest plantation worked by enslaved labor in Delaware and Chew the largest enslaver in the state. Unwilling to free his captives and incur a loss of profit, Chew sold Whitehall and stipulated that those enslaved be a part of the sale. George Kennard purchased Whitehall in 1803 and shortly thereafter freed the enslaved men and women.
Year Placed2017
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
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Date Added Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at 10:03am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 458768 N 4345549
Decimal Degrees39.25830000, -75.47790000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 15.498', W 75° 28.674'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 15' 29.88" N, 75° 28' 40.44" W
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