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This category is dedicated to recording sites which served as stops along the Underground Railroad or those that played a significant role in the Underground Railroad and its mission of aiding slaves on their journey to freedom.
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Underground Railroad SitesChloe Cooley and the 1793 Act to Limit Slavery in Upper Canada - Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

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Following the abduction of Chloe Cooley, an enslaved Black woman, Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe introduced legislation that set the stage for the great freedom movement of enslaved African Americans known as the Underground Railway.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 9/21/2014

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesHaines House - Alliance, Ohio

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The Haines House served as an Underground Railroad station in Alliance, Ohio beginning in 1853.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lonewolf5929

location: Ohio

date approved: 8/16/2014

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesRiverview Farm site (Arlington Cemetery) - Drexel Hill, PA

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The remains of Riverview Farm, a stop on the Underground Railroad run by Quaker abolitionist Thomas Garrett and his brothers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jennyanykind

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/29/2014

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesHamilton Primary School - Otterville, IL

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Dr. Silas Hamilton, freed slaves, and built a school for their education. The first free school and first intergrated school in Illinois

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/24/2014

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesThe Old Rock House – Alton, IL

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The Old Rock House was used as one of the stations for the Underground Railroad in the 1930’s.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/26/2013

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesHome of Lewis Hayden (1811-1889) - Boston, Massachussets

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Lewis Hayden (1811-1889), an escaped Kentucky slave, settled in Boston with his wife Harriet in 1849. Their home is the most documented of Boston's Underground Railroad stations, having sheltered many fugitive slaves.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 12/5/2013

last visited: 7/19/2014

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Underground Railroad SitesThe Elgin Settlement

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At its peak, the Elgin Settlement became home to 1,200 fugitives who had escaped slavery in the United States and found freedom in Canada

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bon Echo

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 11/23/2013

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesEmmanuel Episcopal Church - Cumberland, Maryland

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Historic Episcopal Church which served as a stop along the underground railroad and the stop was truly underground.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Maryland

date approved: 11/8/2013

last visited: 5/11/2013

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Underground Railroad SitesOswell Wright - Corydon, IN

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History marker about Oswell Wright and the Bell brothers in Corydon, IN

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member thegorilla23

location: Indiana

date approved: 9/4/2013

last visited: 9/4/2013

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Underground Railroad SitesFirst Congregational Church - Malone, NY

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First Congregational Church in Malone NY, a stop on the Underground Railroad

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 9/4/2013

last visited: 11/2/2014

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Underground Railroad SitesThe Great Dismal Swamp

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Now a Wildlife Refuge National Park, The Great Dismal Swamp was the home of thousands of escaped slaves who formed Maroon communities in the swamp.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Anyanwu

location: Virginia

date approved: 8/25/2013

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesWilliam Goodridge House And Museum - York, PA

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This is an important site of a businessman, abolitionist who started his life born into slavery and became an important figure in the Underground Railroad. The site is marked by two historic signs in front of his house. Today the house is a museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/29/2013

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesDobbin House - Historical Underground Railroad Stop - Gettysburg, PA

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The Dobbin House is a historical landmark that once served as a stop on the Underground Railroad. A small crawl place served as the station for runaway slaves to hide in during their dangerous journey on the Underground Railroad.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/17/2013

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesMcAllister's Mill Underground Railroad Station - Gettysburg, PA

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A brand new marker (as of 2012) recalls a stop in the Underground Railroad which aided fugitive slaves.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 2/25/2013

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesNorth Star Underground Railroad Museum - Ausable Chasm, NY

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North Star Underground Railroad Museum is a part of the North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MountainWoods

location: New York

date approved: 1/31/2013

last visited: 8/17/2014

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Underground Railroad SitesAsa Bale's Barn - Westfield, IN

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Many slaves were known to have stopped at the barn that once stood at this address.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dnrseekers

location: Indiana

date approved: 11/20/2012

last visited: 11/10/2012

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Underground Railroad SitesAsa Bales Home - Westfield, IN

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No marker details the history behind this unassuming and otherwise normal looking home in Westfield.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dnrseekers

location: Indiana

date approved: 11/20/2012

last visited: 11/11/2012

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Underground Railroad SitesHitchcock House

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Refurbished sandstone house built by the minister George B. Hitchcock (1812-1872) around 1855 and lived in it from 1856 to 1865. He was involved in the American abolitionism movement known as the Underground Railroad.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DeerAleMap

location: Iowa

date approved: 11/2/2012

last visited: 6/6/2014

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Underground Railroad SitesLevi Coffin House, Fountain City, Indiana

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A home formerly owned by Catherine adn Levi Coffin - commonly referred to as "Grand Central Station" of the Undreground Railroad movement located in Fountain City, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Team gEco Friendly

location: Indiana

date approved: 10/19/2012

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesJenkins, Israel, House - Marion, IN

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Israel Jenkins House - The Elms Station of Farmington, a 1840 Historic Brick Home located on the grounds of Club Run Golf Course.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Team gEco Friendly

location: Indiana

date approved: 9/17/2012

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesBrentsville Courthouse and Jail - Bristow VA

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The National Park Service accepted the Brentsville courthouse and jail to the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom on June 27, 2008 for making a significant contribution.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 8/3/2012

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesSandwich First Baptist Church - Windsor, Ontario

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The First Baptist Church is located at 3652 Peter Street

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougandSandra

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 7/22/2012

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesOldest house in Steuben County, NY

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Oldest house in Steuben County. Erected 1797 by Col. James McBurney. A probable station of the UNDERGROUND RAILWAY. State Education Department 1932

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member SergeantMac

location: New York

date approved: 7/13/2012

last visited: never

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Underground Railroad SitesThomas Budd House - Mt. Holly, NJ

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This house has been documented by the local historical society as having hid wayward slaves in the 19th century. The Thomas Budd House, circa 1744, is the oldest structure in Mount Holly still on its original site.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 6/30/2012

last visited: 12/19/2012

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Underground Railroad SitesSite of Fox Sisters' Home - Rochester, NY

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Fox Sisters' home was a stop on the underground railroad. Now it is part of the Inner Loop Plymouth Ave cloverleaf. An obelisk was erected across the street to commemorate the Fox Sisters. Coordinates are for the obelisk, along with safe parking.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme

location: New York

date approved: 3/15/2012

last visited: never

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