Slavery Laws In Old Kentucky/Site of Arterburn Brothers Slave Pens

Slavery Laws In Old Kentucky/Site of Arterburn Brothers Slave Pens (HM1YG2)

Location: Louisville, KY 40202 Jefferson County
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N 38° 15.258', W 85° 45.108'

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Slavery Laws In Old KentuckyKy.'s 1792 Constitution continued legalized enslavement of blacks in the new state; 1800 tax lists show 40,000 slaves. U.S. banned African slave trade in 1808 but selling of men, women and children in South continued. By 1830, blacks made up 24% of Ky. population. Kentucky Nonimportation Act of 1833 halted the transfer of blacks for resale.
Presented by Louisville and Jefferson County African American Heritage Committee, Inc.
Site of Arterburn Brothers Slave Pens
After Kentucky's Nonimportation Act repealed in 1849, Louisville slave markets expanded. The Arterburns advertised cash for farm hands and others. Iron-barred coops held people to be shipped south. Chained, they marched up Main Street to board boats in nearby Portland. Some died of shock or disease on the trip south.
HM NumberHM1YG2
Year Placed1996
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Friday, May 26th, 2017 at 6:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 609211 N 4234767
Decimal Degrees38.25430000, -85.75180000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 15.258', W 85° 45.108'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 15' 15.48" N, 85° 45' 6.48" W
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Area Code(s)502
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-209 US-60, Louisville KY 40202, US
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