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Burnside in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

George Atcheson

(1787-1877)

 

— Abolitionist and Underground Railway Operator —

 
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By Mike Wintermantel, August 4, 2017
1. George Atcheson Marker
Inscription.  1820 Atcheson settled in Susquehanna's West Branch, upstream from this point. 1845 he built 2 large houses connected at different levels, secreting an area to hide slaves. Spiriting slaves from the Mason Dixon Line to Canada became a dangerous endeavor after the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law. c1856 he aided the Free Sailors to make Kansas a Free State.
 
Erected 2004 by Clearfield County Bicentennial Committee.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1820.
 
Location. 40° 48.533′ N, 78° 47.099′ W. Marker is in Burnside, Pennsylvania, in Clearfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 219) and First Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burnside PA 15721, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Last Raft (approx. 3.1 miles away); John Ludwig Snyder
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By Mike Wintermantel, August 4, 2017
2. George Atcheson Marker
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(approx. 4.3 miles away); Cpl. Warren J. Shepherd (approx. 4.9 miles away); McGee's Mills Covered Bridge (approx. 5 miles away); Melvin L. Brown (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Cherry Tree Monument (approx. 5.9 miles away); Rev. A.W. Tozer (approx. 6.7 miles away); Millstone (approx. 8.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  George Atcheson at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on August 6, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 333 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 6, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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