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Parker Kidnapping & Rescue

 
 
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By Don Morfe, June 15, 2015
1. Parker Kidnapping & Rescue Marker
Inscription.  Emboldened by the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law, Maryland slave catchers kidnapped Rachel and Elizabeth Parker from the Nottingham area in 1851. Rachel’s employer Joseph Miller was murdered in a failed attempt to rescue her from Baltimore. Public outrage led Pa. officials to seek the sisters’ release in a Md. civil court case that secured their freedom in 1853. The forcible enslavement of two young free black women galvanized antislavery sentiment.
 
Erected 2011 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 44.476′ N, 76° 3.929′ W. Marker is in Nottingham, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on Fremont Road. The marker is located at Fremont Cemetery and Union Methodist Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 321 Fremont Road, Nottingham PA 19362, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Nottingham Lots (approx. 3.1 miles away in Maryland); Hopewell Historic District (approx. 3.7 miles away); Richards Oak (approx.
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By Don Morfe, June 15, 2015
2. Parker Kidnapping & Rescue Marker
4 miles away in Maryland); West Nottingham Academy (approx. 4.9 miles away in Maryland); a different marker also named West Nottingham Academy (approx. 5 miles away in Maryland); This Tablet is in Commemoration (approx. 5 miles away in Maryland); Calvert Village (approx. 5.2 miles away in Maryland); Brick Meeting House (approx. 5.3 miles away in Maryland).
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans
 
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By Don Morfe, June 15, 2015
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 412 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 21, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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