George Washington Julian

George Washington Julian (HM1B9B)

Location: Centerville, IN 47330 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 49.069', W 84° 59.514'

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A political leader defined by his moral convictions, Julian (1817-1899) advocated for abolition, equal rights and land reform, during a period marked by slavery, Civil War, monopolies, and discrimination against blacks, immigrants, and women. As U.S. Representative, 1849-1851, he supported legislation providing abolition and equal access to public lands.

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Julian, long-time Centerville resident, served as attorney in notable fugitive slave cases, 1850s. As U.S. Representative, 1861-1871, he demanded recognition of slavery as cause of Civil War and promoted rights of black freedmen; he proposed constitutional amendments granting suffrage regardless of race or sex, "equally, without any distinction or discrimination."
HM NumberHM1B9B
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number89.2013.1
Year Placed2013
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, H. Clay & J. Rariden, Centerville-Center Township Public Library, and Indiana National Road Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 5:55pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 671871 N 4409466
Decimal Degrees39.81781667, -84.99190000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.069', W 84° 59.514'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 4.14" N, 84° 59' 30.84" W
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Area Code(s)765
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 320 E Main St, Centerville IN 47330, US
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