Under the Oaks

Under the Oaks (HM11C5)

Location: Jackson, MI 49201 Jackson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 14.614', W 84° 24.938'

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On July 6, 1854, a state convention of anti-slavery men was held in Jackson to found a new political party. Uncle Tom's Cabin had been published two years earlier, causing increased resentment against slavery, and the Kansas-Nebraska Act of May, 1854 threatened to make slave states out of previously free territories. Since the convention day was hot and the huge crowd could not be accommodated in the hall, the meeting adjourned to an oakgrove on "Morgan's Forty" on the outskirts of town. Here a state-wide slate of candidates was selected and the Republican party was born. Winning an overwhelming victory in the elections of 1854, the Republican party went on to dominate national politics throughout the nineteenth century
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HM NumberHM11C5
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
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Marker NumberS0015
Year Placed1972
Placed ByState Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 5:25am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 713220 N 4680053
Decimal Degrees42.24356667, -84.41563333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 14.614', W 84° 24.938'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 14' 36.84" N, 84° 24' 56.28" W
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Area Code(s)517
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 415 W Franklin St, Jackson MI 49201, US
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