Underground Rail Road

Underground Rail Road (HM1KV2)

Location: Maysville, KY 41056 Mason County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 38.879', W 83° 45.751'

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— Circa 1840 —

Prior to the end of the Civil War, escaping slaves sought freedom via the Underground Rail Road. Fugitives led by "conductors" traveled by darkness to refuges or "stations." Quilts often guided them, sometimes with the Drinking Gourd (Big Dipper) and safety or danger marks. Here, a light in Ripley's Rankin House marks the goal across the river.
HM NumberHM1KV2
Year Placed1998
Placed ByMaysville-Mason County Area Chamber of Commerce, Limestone Economic Development, Inc
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Date Added Monday, June 1st, 2015 at 6:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 259587 N 4281335
Decimal Degrees38.64798333, -83.76251667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 38.879', W 83° 45.751'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 38' 52.74" N, 83° 45' 45.06" W
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Area Code(s)606, 859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Limestone Landing Park Trail, Maysville KY 41056, US
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