Grubb Estate - Burlington, NJ
Posted by: 94RedRover
N 40° 04.824 W 074° 51.699
18T E 511795 N 4436690
Quick Description: Located at 46 Riverbank, along the Delware in Burlington, New Jersey, Henry Grubb is said to have built tunnels from the riverbank under their home for the concealment of runaway slaves.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 4/18/2009 7:35:01 PM
Waymark Code: WM67MX
Grubb not only operated the first tavern in Burlington, but also had business interests in mining and manufacturing. There are two Victorian Style homes on the estate grounds, and included a tannery, a brewery, and a brickyard. It could be possible that the water channels required for such operations may have given rise to rumors of his anti-slavery actions.
The Grubb Estate stands today as an Underground Railroad site. The estate is currently privately owned.
Burlington, NJ USA
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Open to the public?: Private
Site Details: Not listed
Name of organization who placed the marker: Not listed
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