Fugitive Slave Rescue - Blairsville, Pennsylvania
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N 40° 25.831 W 079° 16.045
17T E 646963 N 4476983
Quick Description: Fugitive Slave Rescue Historical Marker is located along W. Market Street in Blairsville, Pennsylvania
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 5/26/2021 3:57:38 AM
Waymark Code: WM149V6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers
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Long Description:
Marker Information: Dedicated: Saturday, April 17, 2004
County: Indiana
Marker Type: City
Categories: African American, Government & Politics 19th Century, Underground Railroad
GPS Coordinates: LNG: -79.26743, LAT: 40.43049
Location: W Market St. at Liberty St., near community park and gazebo, Blairsville
Marker Text: In April, 1858, citizens of Blairsville rescued a fugitive slave, Newman, from arrest by a U.S. Marshall and Virginia slave hunters. Lewis Johnson, a local black abolitionist and conductor on the Underground Railroad, housed Newman. Indiana County was an important UGRR stop.
Marker Name: Fugitive Slave Rescue

County: Indiana

Date Dedicated: 4/17/2004

Marker Type: City

Location: W Market St. at Liberty St., near community park and gazebo, Blairsville

Category: African American, Government & Politics 19th Century, Underground Railroad

Website: [Web Link]

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