Portland Maine Freedom Trail Eastern Cemetery
Portland Freedom Trail
The Eastern Cemetery is the resting place of some of Portland's noted abolitionist, who campaigned against slavery, provided safe-houses and assisted runaways on their journey to freedom. Charlotte Thomas 1822-1920 Sophia Ruby Manuel 1802-1875 Elias Thomas 1772-1872 Elizabeth Widgery Thomas 1779-1861 Margaret P. Driver 1769-1853 Christopher Christian Manuel 1781-1845 George Ropes 1809-1842 Jenett C. Pear Ruby 1805-1827
Erected by City of Portland Maine.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maine, Portland Freedom Trail marker series.
Location. 43° 39.789′ N, 70° 15.064′ W. Marker is in Portland, Maine, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of Congress Street and Mountfort Street, on the right on Congress Street. Touch for map. Marker is located outside the fence boundary for the Eastern Cemetery, along Congress Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 224 Congress Street, Portland ME 04101, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alonzo P. Stinson (here, next to this marker); Christopher Christian Manuel (a few steps
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites •
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