Graves et al v. Indiana

Graves et al v. Indiana (HMKJR)

Location: Bristol, IN 46507 Elkhart County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 43.267', W 85° 49.017'

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Side One:
In 1847, three Kentucky men tried to capture Thomas Harris, fugitive slave in Bristol; a justice of the peace ruling freed Harris, who fled. In 1848, the Elkhart Circuit Court convicted the three men of causing a riot in 1847. In 1849, Indiana Supreme Court reversed Circuit Court based on 1842 Prigg v. Pennsylvania decision of U.S. Supreme Court.

Side Two:
This incident is an example of local judicial officers countering a pro-slavery federal decision.
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.
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number20.2007.1
Year Placed2007
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology, IDNR; Elkhart County Historical Society and Robert Weed Plywood Corporation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 3:16pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 598404 N 4619489
Decimal Degrees41.72111667, -85.81695000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 43.267', W 85° 49.017'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 43' 16.02" N, 85° 49' 1.02" W
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Area Code(s)574
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 121 Vistula Dr, Bristol IN 46507, US
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