Emily Thomas Tubman House

Emily Thomas Tubman House (HM1LPJ)

Location: Frankfort, KY 40601 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 11.992', W 84° 52.735'

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(Side A)Summer home of Emily Thomas Tubman, philanthropist and emancipator. Born in Virginia in 1794, she was reared in Kentucky as ward of Henry Clay. She married Georgia merchant Richard Tubman in 1818. A widow after 1836, she gave to many Kentucky charities. When Frankfort First Christian Church burned in 1870, she donated $30,000 to build a new structure. Over.(Side B)After her husband's death, Tubman asked Georgia legislature to free her slaves and let them live in Georgia. When petition was denied she gave slaves a chance to move to Africa or remain with her. Of 144 slaves 69 chose Africa. A descendant of one of her slaves was president of Liberia in the 20th century. Tubman died in 1885. Over.
Presented by Michael L Harrod and William C Harrod
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number2235
Year Placed2007
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, July 11th, 2015 at 6:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 685728 N 4230117
Decimal Degrees38.19986667, -84.87891667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 11.992', W 84° 52.735'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 11' 59.52" N, 84° 52' 44.1" W
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Area Code(s)502
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 312 Washington St, Frankfort KY 40601, US
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