Dr. Robert Mitchell

Dr. Robert Mitchell (HMR5O)

Location: Clymer, PA 15728 Indiana County
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N 40° 40.365', W 79° 0.398'

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Outspoken opponent of slavery, Mitchell was widely known as an abolitionist. In September 1845, he harbored five fugitives from slavery on his property here. Following a raid by bounty hunters, two men escaped; three were returned to slavery. Mitchell was tried and convicted for violating the Fugitive Slave Act of 1793, and suffered heavy financial losses. The incident contributed to the more restrictive Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.
HM NumberHMR5O
Year Placed2007
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 4:11pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 668476 N 4504340
Decimal Degrees40.67275000, -79.00663333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 40.365', W 79° 0.398'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 40' 21.90" N, 79° 0' 23.88" W
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Area Code(s)724
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 145 Franklin St, Clymer PA 15728, US
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