Levi Coffin

Levi Coffin (HM2EH)

Location: Fountain City, IN 47341 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 57.373', W 84° 55.051'

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(Front Side): Levi Coffin (1798-1877), a Quaker abolitionist, lived in Newport (now Fountain City) with his family 1826-1847. Moved from North Carolina because he and his wife, Catharine, opposed slavery. Advocated, and sold in his store, free-labor products not produced by slaves. House built circa 1839; designated a National Historic Landmark 1966.

(Back Side): Coffin's Reminiscences (1876) documented work in Underground Railroad and antislavery movement.

The Underground Railroad refers to a widespread network of diverse people in the nineteenth century who aided slaves escaping to freedom from the southern U.S.
HM NumberHM2EH
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series, and the National Historic Landmarks series.
Marker Number89.2002.1
Year Placed2002
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau and Levi Coffin House Association, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 4:39am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 677880 N 4424974
Decimal Degrees39.95621667, -84.91751667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.373', W 84° 55.051'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 22.38" N, 84° 55' 3.06" W
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Area Code(s)765
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 133 US-27, Fountain City IN 47341, US
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