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Athol in Worcester County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Hiding Place for Slaves

Athol History Trail

 
 
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By Darren Brosseau, June 27, 2019
1. Hiding Place for Slaves Marker
Inscription.  In this house before the Civil War ended slavery, Dr George Hoyt hid and helped runaway slaves who fled the south. This "Underground Railroad" station was a haven on their freedom trail to Canada
 
Location. 42° 35.352′ N, 72° 13.028′ W. Marker is in Athol, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is on Chestnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1169 Chestnut Street, Athol MA 01331, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stagecoach Stop (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Uptown Common and 3rd Meetinghouse (about 400 feet away); World War l Memorial (about 500 feet away); Town House (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Town House (about 500 feet away); Old Toll Gate (about 700 feet away); 4th Meetinghouse (approx. mile away); Town Pound (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athol.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans
 
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By Darren Brosseau, June 27, 2019
2. Hiding place for slaves Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2019, by Darren Brosseau of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on June 29, 2019, by Darren Brosseau of Fitchburg, Massachusetts.   2. submitted on June 27, 2019, by Darren Brosseau of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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