Bishop Richard Allen

Bishop Richard Allen (HMQ5Z)

Location: Dover, DE 19901 Kent County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 9.509', W 75° 31.353'

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Richard Allen founded and became the first Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1816. Born into slavery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on February 14, 1760, Allen and his family were sold to a family near Dover in 1772. While there, he purchased his freedom, became a minister and joined the Continental Army as a non-combatant during the Revolutionary War. After returning to Philadelphia, he and Sussex Countian, Absalom Jones, founded the Free African Society in 1787. He helped organize and was elected president of the "The First Convention of the People of Colour" in 1830.
HM NumberHMQ5Z
Marker NumberK-43
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 8:59am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 454852 N 4334493
Decimal Degrees39.15848333, -75.52255000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 9.509', W 75° 31.353'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 9' 30.54" N, 75° 31' 21.18" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15 Loockerman Plaza, Dover DE 19901, US
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