Howard County Courthouse - Ellicott City, MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 39° 16.091 W 076° 47.926
18S E 344825 N 4348079
Quick Description: One of many historical markers in Ellicott City, Maryland.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 7/23/2021 3:28:11 PM
Waymark Code: WM14KWE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
The plaque says, "The 1843 Howard County Courthouse, located on Court Avenue in the Historic District of Ellicott City, Maryland, was the location for judicial proceedings related to legal cases involving those charged with encouraging enslaved persons to run away from 1843 to the end of slavery in Maryland on November 1, 1864. The Courthouse was designed and built of native granite between 1840 and 1843, and is located high atop Capitoline Hill above Main Street in Ellicott City. Arguably, the most famous case involved the transfer of known Underground Railroad agent William L. Chaplin of New York from Montgomery County to Howard County in 1850 but there were many cases involving local free Blacks like that of Warner Cook, charged with enticing those enslaved to run away."
Civil Right Type: Race (U.S. Civil Rights movement)

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