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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

McAllister's Mill

Underground Railroad Station

 
 
McAllister's Mill Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Karl Stelly, November 26, 2012
1. McAllister's Mill Marker
Inscription. At their grist mill on nearby Rock Creek, James McAllister and his family provided temporary shelter to hundreds of fugitive slaves. Now in ruin, it was part of one of the earliest UGRR networks through which freedom seekers passed on their way north. It was the site of a significant gathering of abolitionists on July 4, 1836, that led to the formation of the Adams County Anti-Slavery Society, an early and influential abolitionist organization.
 
Erected 2012 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 48.435′ N, 77° 13.005′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Baltimore Pike (Pennsylvania Route 97) and Blacksmith Shop Road, on the right when traveling north on Baltimore Pike. Click for map. Marker is located in the parking lot of Mulligan McDuffer Adventure Golf along eastern edge of the Baltimore Pike. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 12th Corps Headquarters (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry (about 700 feet away); Battery A, Maryland Light Artillery
McAllister's Mill Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Karl Stelly, November 26, 2012
2. McAllister's Mill Marker
Entire marker and pole
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery E, Pennsylvania Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery M, 1st New York Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); 4th New Jersey Volunteers (approx. 0.2 miles away); 77th New York Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans
 
McAllister's Mill Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Karl Stelly, November 26, 2012
3. McAllister's Mill Marker
Looking along the Baltimore Pike towards the northwest. Powers' Hill is the rising ground at left edge of photograph.
The Baltimore Pike Photo, Click for full size
By Karl Stelly, November 26, 2012
4. The Baltimore Pike
Looking southeast along the Baltimore Pike. The intersection here is a few steps away from the marker. The road that crosses here has two names: Blacksmith Shop Road west of the Pike, and McAllister Mill Road east of the Pike.
The Road Intersection Photo, Click for full size
By Karl Stelly, November 26, 2012
5. The Road Intersection
This view is looking toward the west. Blacksmith Shop Road leads away from the camera, with Powers' Hill at the right.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 458 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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