Alexander McClure

Alexander McClure (HMVEX)

Location: Seymour, IN 47274 Jackson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 57.561', W 85° 53.157'

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Side 'One'

On April 15, 1860 at the Seymour railroad depot, a shipping box was damaged while being transferred; McClure was discovered inside and immediately identified himself as a fugitive slave from Nashville, Tennessee. The box had been shipped from Nashville, addressed to Levi Coffin in Cincinnati, who strongly denied any knowledge of the escape plan.

Side 'Two'

Adams Express Company agents took McClure to Louisville jail, where his owner claimed him, then took him to Nashville; company paid all expenses for McClure's return to Nashville. McClure's testimony helped convict two black men accused of aiding him. Many sensationalized stories about the attempted escape appeared in the various city newspapers.
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number36.2008.2
Year Placed2008
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, Jackson County Visitor Center, and Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, IDNR
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 6:21pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 596524 N 4312855
Decimal Degrees38.95935000, -85.88595000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 57.561', W 85° 53.157'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 57' 33.66" N, 85° 53' 9.42" W
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Area Code(s)812
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 N Broadway St, Seymour IN 47274, US
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