Women of Courage

Women of Courage (HM1EAG)

Location: Parkersburg, WV 26101 Wood County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 15.966', W 81° 33.966'

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Aunt Jenny, African American, who blew horn at the "Point" as signal to river boats, served as "Conductor" on the Underground Railroad. Jane, of "low stature and very fleshy," "lame in one leg," and age 50, escaped Aug. 1843 with seven of her children from the Harness Plantation on Bull Creek near Parkersburg. Two were captured in Marietta and returned; a reward of $450 did not entice return of others.
Year Placed2003
Placed ByWV Celebration 2000-West Virginia Divistion of Archives and History
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 8:48pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 451164 N 4346459
Decimal Degrees39.26610000, -81.56610000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 15.966', W 81° 33.966'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 15' 57.96" N, 81° 33' 57.96" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1824 Little Kanawha Connector, Parkersburg WV 26101, US
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