Underground Railroad House

Underground Railroad House (HM1AW6)

Location: Schoolcraft, MI 49087 Kalamazoo County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 6.973', W 85° 37.774'

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This historic house was built in 1835 by Dr. Nathan Thomas, the first physician in Kalamazoo County. When asked in 1843 to assist escaping slaves from the south to reach Canada, he quickly agreed. Mrs. Thomas would provide food and arrange for them to sleep on the floor of the doctor's office. Fugitives would hide upstairs under the eaves if it was suspected bounty hunters were in the area. Dr. Thomas would arrange for them to travel after dark to Battle Creek and on to Canada. Dr. Thomas estimated that 1,000 to 1,500 fugitives passed through their station on the Underground Railroad.
HM NumberHM1AW6
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Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 12:22am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 613290 N 4663588
Decimal Degrees42.11621667, -85.62956667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 6.973', W 85° 37.774'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 6' 58.38" N, 85° 37' 46.44" W
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Area Code(s)269
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 473-699 E Cass St, Schoolcraft MI 49087, US
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