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Near Williamsport in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Freedom Road Cemetery

 
 
Freedom Road Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 24, 2011
1. Freedom Road Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Daniel Hughes, a lumber raftsman on the Susquehanna, lived here, 1854-80. In the years ending with the Civil War, he brought fugitive slaves here from Maryland, protecting them before they continued north via the Underground Railroad. Hughes gave part of his land for a cemetery, and among those buried here are nine known African-American veterans of the Civil War. The cemetery has borne its present name since 1936.
 
Location. 41° 15.732′ N, 77° 0.612′ W. Marker is near Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in Lycoming County. Marker is on Freedom Road 0.4 miles north of Bloomingrove Road (County Road 45). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsport PA 17701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Peter Herdic (approx. 1.5 miles away); Lycoming County (approx. 1.5 miles away); Dietrick Lamade (approx. 1.6 miles away); Williamsport (approx. 1.7 miles away); Julia C. Collins (approx. 1.9 miles away); W.D. Crooks & Sons Door Plant (approx. 2 miles away); Carl E. Stotz (approx. 2.3 miles away); Bowman Field (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsport.
 
Also see . . .
1. News of Yesteryear - Daniel Hughes: Giant of Freedom Road
Wide view of the Freedom Road Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 24, 2011
2. Wide view of the Freedom Road Cemetery Marker
The marker stands at the stairs to the Freedom Road Cemetery.
. The story of the Underground Railroad in Lycoming County contains many heroic and courageous persons but none towers over the story so literally and figuratively, as does Daniel Hughes. (Submitted on June 28, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. Freedom Road Cemetery - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRCemeteries & Burial Sites
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 479 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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