The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad (HMP71)

Location: Rochester, IN 46975 Fulton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 3.955', W 86° 12.94'

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1850 - - 1865

In memory of Fulton County Citizens who harbored fugitive slaves on their way to freedom in Canada. In Indiana, the underground railroad began along the Ohio River in 1850. After the Fugitive Slave Law was passed requiring citizens to help capture runaway enslaved persons. The underground railroad was the creation of those objecting to the law. It continued until the end of the Civil War in 1865. Hoosiers eventually set up a series of stations across the State to hide, to protect, and to pass on the next station these escaping slaves until, through Michigan, they reached Canada, where slavery was forbidden. The route of hideouts became known as the underground railroad. No records were kept of these escapees, but they numbered in the thousands.
HM NumberHMP71
Year Placed2010
Placed ByClass of 2010 from Rochester Community High School
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 3:29am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 565898 N 4546370
Decimal Degrees41.06591667, -86.21566667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 3.955', W 86° 12.94'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 3' 57.30" N, 86° 12' 56.40" W
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Area Code(s)574
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-149 E 8th St, Rochester IN 46975, US
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