Escape to Freedom

Escape to Freedom (HM1EAH)

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° 33.948'

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The Ohio R. was a major gateway to freedom for enslaved Africans via the Underground Railroad, a clandestine network of people, places, routes, and modes of transportation used in their flight from bondage. Network's peak activity was between 1830 and 1865. African American and white men and women called "Conductors," helped escaping Africans to freedom across to Ohio and points north to Canada.
Year Placed2003
Placed ByWV Celebration 2000-West Virginia Divistion of Archives and History
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 3:47am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 451190 N 4346459
Decimal Degrees39.26610000, -81.56580000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 15.966', W 81° 33.948'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 15' 57.96" N, 81° 33' 56.88" 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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