John H. and Sarah Tibbets

John H. and Sarah Tibbets (HM1EMY)

Location: Madison, IN 47250 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 50.173', W 85° 31.087'

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(Side One)
The Tibbets provided assistance to fugitive slaves here in their home (now part of National Park Service, Network to Freedom); John piloted them to the next safe haven. Both were members of Neil's Creek Anti-Slavery Society and Anti-Slavery Regular Baptist Church at College Hill. John served as a trustee for the church and Eleutherian College.

(Side Two)
Free blacks from Madison and surrounding area and white abolitionists helped fugitive slaves. The Underground Railroad refers to a widespread network of diverse people in the nineteenth century who aided slaves escaping to freedom from the southern U.S.
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number39.2006.2
Year Placed2006
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, Historic Eleutherian College, Lena McDole, and Tibbets Descendants
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 2:57am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 628617 N 4299644
Decimal Degrees38.83621667, -85.51811667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 50.173', W 85° 31.087'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 50' 10.38" N, 85° 31' 5.22" W
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Area Code(s)812
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6810 Boyd Rd, Madison IN 47250, US
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