Parker Kidnapping & Rescue

Parker Kidnapping & Rescue (HM1L8T)

Location: , PA 19362 Chester County
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N 39° 44.476', W 76° 3.929'

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Emboldened by the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law, Maryland slave catchers kidnapped Rachel and Elizabeth Parker from the Nottingham area in 1851. Rachel's employer Joseph Miller was murdered in a failed attempt to rescue her from Baltimore. Public outrage led Pa. officials to seek the sisters' release in a Md. civil court case that secured their freedom in 1853. The forcible enslavement of two young free black women galvanized antislavery sentiment.
HM NumberHM1L8T
Year Placed2011
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
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Date Added Monday, June 22nd, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 408707 N 4399583
Decimal Degrees39.74126667, -76.06548333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 44.476', W 76° 3.929'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 44' 28.56" N, 76° 3' 55.74" W
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Area Code(s)717, 610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 313-315 Fremont Rd, PA 19362, US
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