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Deep River in Middlesex County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Underground Railroad

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, November 28, 2016
1. The Underground Railroad Marker
Inscription.  
The Underground Railroad
Led by George Read, Founder of the Town’s Ivory Industry, Deep River Became Known in the Nineteenth Century as "All Abolitionist" and a Refuge for Runaway Slaves on the Underground Railroad. In 1828, Daniel Fisher, a 20-Year-Old Slave Who Had Been Sold Away From his Family, Made the Perilous Exodus North From South Carolina. “I Reached Deep River at Last, Weary and Frightened,” He Later Recalled. Read Welcomed Him into His Home. Fisher Assumed a New Identity as William Winters and Remained Here until the 1850s, When the Fugitive Slave Law Imperiled His Freedom. He Returned after the Emancipation Proclamation Abolished Slavery in 1863, and Lived Until His Death in 1899 on Winter Avenue, Which is Named for Him.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans.
 
Location. 41° 23.637′ N, 72° 26.334′ W. Marker is in Deep River, Connecticut, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Connecticut Route 154) and Winter
The Underground Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 28, 2016
2. The Underground Railroad Marker
Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Winter Avenue, Deep River CT 06417, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Piano Works (approx. ¼ mile away); Chester World War I Monument (approx. half a mile away); Chester World War II – Korea Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Chester Veterans Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); We Honor the Elephant (approx. 0.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial Lane (approx. 0.6 miles away); Deep River Roll Of Honor - World War I (approx. ¾ mile away); In Memoriam (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Deep River.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 299 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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