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Kenosha in Kenosha County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Reuben Deming

 
 
Reuben Deming Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, November 16, 2010
1. Reuben Deming Marker
West side of two sided marker.
Inscription. Deming was born in Vermont in 1789 and came to the Village of Southport, later renamed Kenosha, in 1836. Deming was a Methodist preacher and a staunch supporter of the anti-slavery movement. For Methodists, slavery was considered the worst of social wrongs.

In the 1850s, Kenosha was an active stop on the “Underground Railroad.” This “railroad” was a covert network of people who hid southern slaves in their homes before they were smuggled onto ships bound for Canada. Deming’s residence, originally located near this site, is believed to have been a stop on the “Underground Railroad.”
 
Erected 2002 by Wisconsin State Historical Society. (Marker Number 475.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 34.802′ N, 87° 49.128′ W. Marker is in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in Kenosha County. Marker is at the intersection of 7th Avenue and 61st Steet, on the left when traveling north on 7th Avenue. Click for map. Marker is located in the southeast corner of Libary Park. Marker is in this post office area: Kenosha WI 53140, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gilbert M. Simmons Memorial Library

Reuben Deming Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, November 16, 2010
2. Reuben Deming Marker
East side of two sided marker.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace of Orson Welles (about 300 feet away); Capt. David Leet and S Sgt. James Van Bendegom (about 400 feet away); Civil War Memorial (about 500 feet away); First Congregational Church (about 600 feet away); St. Matthew’s Church (about 700 feet away); The First Church in Kenosha (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the First Free School (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kenosha.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RR
 
Reuben Deming Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, November 16, 2010
3. Reuben Deming Marker
with Simmons Library in background.
 
 
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