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Elizabeth City in Pasquotank County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Pasquotank River

 
 
Pasquotank River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 23, 2012
1. Pasquotank River Marker
Inscription. The Pasquotank River was noted in 35 runaway slave ads between 1791 to 1840, indicating that slaves (“freedom seekers”) escaped on board boats (“vessels”) traveling north to free territory or south to the West Indies, confirming that Underground Railroad operations were active in the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank County region of northeast North Carolina. These activities involved a network of free and enslaved African Americans, many being seamen themselves, working with citizens of other races and occupations to arrange safe passage. The Pasquotank River is the first river in the country to receive an Underground Railroad Network designation.
 
Erected by National Underground Railroad Network to Fredom. (Marker Number 2004.)
 
Location. 36° 17.827′ N, 76° 13.074′ W. Marker is in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, in Pasquotank County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Water Street and East Ehringhaus Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 S Water St, Elizabeth City NC 27909, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Town Divided (here, next to this marker); Battle of Elizabeth City
Pasquotank River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 23, 2012
2. Pasquotank River Marker
(here, next to this marker); Wright Brothers in the Albemarle (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph C. Price (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); J. C. B. Ehringhaus (about 300 feet away); Culpepper’s Rebellion (about 500 feet away); Soybean Processing (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elizabeth City Confederate Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Elizabeth City.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans
 
Elizabeth City Waterfront Park image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher
3. Elizabeth City Waterfront Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 328 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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