Benjamin Walker Homestead
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 40° 11.632 W 078° 36.599
17T E 703443 N 4452013
Quick Description: Before and during the Civil War, Benjamin Walker, Abner Walker, Sr. and George Harbaugh worked closely with African American Underground Railroad conductors John Fiddler, Elisa Rouse and Joseph Crawley.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 4/6/2020 11:12:15 AM
Waymark Code: WM129J7
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
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Long Description:
Benjamin Walker Homestead-Before and during the Civil War, Benjamin Walker, Abner Walker, Sr. and George Harbaugh worked closely with African American Underground Railroad conductors John Fiddler, Elisa Rouse and Joseph Crawley. Hundreds of fugitive slaves were led from the PA border through Bedford County via the Walker Homestead, across the mountain and north to freedom. Participation in the UGRR was dangerous, due to the proximity to the MD border.
Marker Name: Benjamin Walker Homestead

County: Bedford

Date Dedicated: 5/13/2006

Marker Type: Roadside

Location: Rainbow Dr., at Beutman Rd., Alum Bank, 1.5 mi. NW of Pleasantville

Category: African American, Civil War, Underground Railroad

Website: Not listed

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