New Albany in Floyd County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
A Gateway to Freedom
(Reverse Side): Many freedom-seekers coming through New Albany achieved their goal, traveling as far north as Canada. 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.
Erected 2004 by The Indiana Historical Bureau, the Floyd County Historical Society, & the Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology, IDNR. (Marker Number 22.2004.1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 38° 17.066′ N, 85° 49.183′ W. Marker is in New Albany, Indiana, in Floyd County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and East 3rd Street, on the right when traveling east on East Main Street. Click for map. Marker is directly in front of the 2nd Street Baptist Church. Marker is in this post office area: New Albany IN 47150, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. New Albany's Carnegie Library (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Carnegie's Lasting Gifts (approx. 0.2 miles away); Scribner High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lucy Higgs Nichols (approx. half a mile away); Floyd County Honor Roll & Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Korean Conflict / Vietnam Conflict - Floyd County (approx. half a mile away); Floyd County World Peace Honor Roll (approx. half a mile away); Floyd County American Revolution War Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in New Albany.
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • War, US Civil •
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