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Maple Glen in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Atkinson Family

 
 
The Atkinson Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 2015
1. The Atkinson Family Marker
Inscription. Abolitionists Thomas and Hannah Atkinson and other members of Upper Dublin Friends Meeting conducted an Underground Railroad station at the farm next door. Individuals who escaped slavery are buried in the meetinghouse cemetery. Son Wilmer created the award-winning Farm Journal magazine in 1877. Circulated nationally, it has been a primary source of practical information for farm families and has promoted agricultural innovation and advocacy for farmers.
 
Erected 2014 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 9.707′ N, 75° 11.247′ W. Marker is in Maple Glen, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Fort Washington Ave.. Click for map. The marker is located at the Upper Dublin Friends Meeting House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1506 Fort Washington Ave., Ambler PA 19002, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Washington (approx. 2.6 miles away); Whitemarsh (approx. 2.6 miles away); Hope Lodge (approx. 3 miles away); a different
The Atkinson Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 2015
2. The Atkinson Family Marker
marker also named Hope Lodge (approx. 3 miles away); Horsham Friends Meeting Meeting House (approx. 3.3 miles away); Horsham Township (approx. 3.3 miles away); On the Wing (approx. 3.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
The Upper Dublin Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 2015
3. The Upper Dublin Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
Meetinghouse Cemetery with deer grazing image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 2015
4. Meetinghouse Cemetery with deer grazing
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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