Escape! (HM158W)

Location: Halifax, NC 27839 Halifax County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 19.911', W 77° 35.175'

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The Roanoke River, Halifax, and the Underground Railroad.

Follow this ? mile trail to the Roanoke River and meet the men, women, and children who risked their lives to flee slavery.

"?the thought of being again made a slave, and of suffering the horrible punishment of a runaway, restrained me. I lay in the woods all day without food. The next evening, I soon found a large pile of excellent apples, from which I supplied myself. The next evening I reached Halifax Court House, and I then knew that I was near Virginia. On the 7th of October, I came to the Roanoke, and crossed it in the midst of a violent storm of rain and thunder. The current ran so furiously that I was carried down with it, and with great difficulty, and in a state of complete exhaustion, reached the opposite shore." From the Narrative of James Williams, A Slave?, Circa 1838.
HM NumberHM158W
Placed ByNational Underground Railroad Network to Freedom
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 7:08pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 267864 N 4023861
Decimal Degrees36.33185000, -77.58625000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 19.911', W 77° 35.175'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 19' 54.66" N, 77° 35' 10.50" W
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Area Code(s)252
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7-11 King St, Halifax NC 27839, US
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