Martin R. Delany

Martin R. Delany (HM85Z)

Location: Charles Town, WV 25414 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 17.666', W 77° 50.699'

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Free African-American, born 1812 in Charles Town. Died 1885. Ability to read forced family to move to PA in 1822. Studied medicine and attended Harvard in 1850. Published Mystery, first black newspaper west of Allegh. 1843-47, & co-edited North Star with Frederick Douglass to promote and aid abolitionist cause. Comm. major, highest ranking African-American field officer in Union Army, in 1865.
HM NumberHM85Z
Year Placed2000
Placed ByWV Celebration 2000, West Virginia Division of Archives and History
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 4:57pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 254652 N 4353310
Decimal Degrees39.29443333, -77.84498333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 17.666', W 77° 50.699'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 17' 39.96" N, 77° 50' 41.94" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 844-882 WV-51, Charles Town WV 25414, US
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