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New Philadelphia

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New Philadelphia

Berry, Illinois


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Type: Historic Locations

Illinois Tourism District: Western

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New Philadelphia, Illinois provides the only documented case of the first town founded and legally platted by a black man. His activities as an African-American town founder, proprietor, promoter, and developer are important because his pioneering role foreshadowed the direction taken by other blacks who founded towns after the Civil War.


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