John Brown Birthplace

John Brown Birthplace (HMK5O)

Location: Torrington, CT 06790 Litchfield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 50.348', W 73° 10.234'

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John Brown, the abolitionist, was born at this site on May 9, 1800. He dedicated his life to ending slavery in the United States. Brown became a spokesperson for those abolitionists who believed that slavery could only be eliminated by force. He is most recognized for his 1859 raid on the Federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, an event which foreshadowed the Civil War and which led to Brown's conviction for treason. The house in which he was born was destroyed by fire in 1918.
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HM NumberHMK5O
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 8:32pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 651893 N 4633533
Decimal Degrees41.83913333, -73.17056667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 50.348', W 73° 10.234'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 50' 20.88" N, 73° 10' 14.04" W
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Area Code(s)860
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 294 John Brown Rd, Torrington CT 06790, US
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