— 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.
|Placed By||Maysville-Mason County Area Chamber of Commerce, Limestone Economic Development, Inc|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, June 1st, 2015 at 6:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 259587 N 4281335|
|Decimal Degrees||38.64798333, -83.76251667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 38.879', W 83° 45.751'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 38' 52.74" N, 83° 45' 45.06" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||606, 859|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Limestone Landing Park Trail, Maysville KY 41056, US|
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