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Drexel Hill in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Thomas Garrett

(1789-1871)

 
 
Thomas Garrett Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, June 7, 2013
1. Thomas Garrett Marker
Inscription.
Born at Riverview, near here, Garrett was a prominent abolitionist and Underground Railroad activist. He moved to Wilmington, DE in 1822, and sent many fugitive slaves to his brothers at Riverview, Fernland Farms, and here at Thornfield. He was a devout Quaker and associate of Harriet Tubman and William Still. Although convicted and fined, he aided 2,700 freedom seekers; his commitment to their emancipation was unwavering.
 
Erected 2007 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.76′ N, 75° 17.608′ W. Marker is in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is at the intersection of Garrett Road and Maple Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Garrett Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Drexel Hill PA 19026, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lower Swedish Cabin (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dr. George Smith (approx. 1.5 miles away); Collen Brook Farm (approx. 1.5 miles away); Abraham L. Pennock (approx. 1.5 miles away); Sellers Hall (approx. 1.8 miles away); In Memoriam
Thomas Garrett Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, June 7, 2013
2. Thomas Garrett Marker
(approx. 2 miles away); All U.S. War Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Hilldale Athletic Club (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Drexel Hill.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Thomas Garrett - Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 11, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
2. Thomas Garrett - Biography. (Submitted on July 11, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
3. Thomas Garrett - By educators. (Submitted on July 11, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
4. Quakers and Slavery. (Submitted on July 11, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRNotable Persons
 
Thornfield image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, June 7, 2013
3. Thornfield
Thomas Garrett image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
4. Thomas Garrett
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 456 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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