Embree House - Telford, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 36° 14.702 W 082° 33.499
17S E 359983 N 4012252
Quick Description: Elihu Embree was publisher for a weekly newspaper dedicated to the freeing of slaves. His home in Telford was a hiding place for runaway slaves.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 9/27/2009 7:14:08 PM
Waymark Code: WM7AMP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MrsMcFly
Views: 6

Long Description:
From the 1939 American Guide for Tennessee (Waymark ), we learn: "Elihu, son of Thomas Embree, established one of the first periodicals in the United States exclusively devoted to the freeing of slaves. His paper, the Manumission Intelligencer, a weekly that first appeared in 1819, was succeeded in the following year by his monthly Emancipator. The latter, with 2,000 circulation large for those days was published until Embree's death in December 1820."

From the house owners' website, it is stated that "The Embree House was home to Elihu Embree who was an antislavery activist and editor of the abolitionist newspaper, The Emancipator. The house was part of the Underground Railroad and the site of the September 8, 1863 Civil War Battle of Limestone Station."
"The slaves' quarters has stone walls and a fireplace. Several published reports state that a secret tunnel led from the
slaves' quarters to a nearby spring. The tunnel was accessed through two oak doors but no trace of the tunnel or the doors have yet been found."
SW of Telford on Walker's Mill Rd
Telford, TN USA

Web site: [Web Link]

Site Details: private home

Open to the public?: Private

Name of organization who placed the marker: Not listed

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