Freedom Park

Freedom Park (HM14AP)

Location: Fort Erie, ON 30297 Niagara Regional Municipality
Country: Canada
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N 42° 54.744', W 78° 54.519'

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From around 1830 to 1860, thousands of freedom seekers used the Underground Railroad to reach sanctuary in Canada - the "promised land". Many crossed the Niagara River from the United State to Fort Erie, including Josiah Henson and his family, who arrived on the 28th of October 1830. The book Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe, was patterned after his life.

This park has been created to celebrate their lives and to remind present and future generations of their struggle to be free.

Brian E. Merrett, Chairman
The Niagara Parks Commission
October 28, 2000
HM NumberHM14AP
Year Placed2000
Placed ByThe Niagara Parks Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 12:08pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 670707 N 4753208
Decimal Degrees42.91240000, -78.90865000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 54.744', W 78° 54.519'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 54' 44.64" N, 78° 54' 31.14" W
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Area Code(s)404, 770, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 114-128 Niagara Pkwy, Fort Erie ON 30297, CA
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