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Milton in Trimble County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Petticoat Abolitionist

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 12, 2019
1. Petticoat Abolitionist Marker
Inscription.  “Underground railroad” station, a mile west, run by Delia Webster on land bought with funds provided by Northern abolitionists, 1854. Slaveholders filed charges against her. After refusing to leave Ky., she was imprisoned. Following her release she was indicted again but escaped into Indiana. For similar activities in Lexington she had served term in penitentiary, 1844.
 
Erected 1967 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1099.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 42.614′ N, 85° 22.785′ W. Marker is in Milton, Kentucky, in Trimble County. Marker is at the intersection of Peck Pike Road (Kentucky Route 625 at milepost 12) and Liberty Road (Kentucky Route 1256), on the left when traveling south on Peck Pike Road. It is near the water tower, at the electrical substation. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milton KY 40045, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Madison Historic District
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By J. J. Prats, June 12, 2019
2. Petticoat Abolitionist Marker
(approx. 1.6 miles away in Indiana); Michael C. Garber (approx. 1.8 miles away in Indiana); Lt. General Walter Krueger (approx. 1.8 miles away in Indiana); Madison's Riverfront / Underground Railroad (approx. 1.8 miles away in Indiana); Replica of The Statue of Liberty (approx. 1.8 miles away in Indiana); Jefferson County War Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away in Indiana); Jefferson County (Indiana ) Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away in Indiana); Samuel Woodfill (approx. 1.8 miles away in Indiana).
 
Also see . . .  History of American Women - Delia Webster. “Delia Webster was a teacher and abolitionist in Kentucky, where she was a conductor on the Underground Railroad. Tried and convicted for helping runaway slaves in their escape to freedom, she was the first woman imprisoned for assisting fugitive slaves. Webster was also an artist, writer, and an independent woman, unusual for her time.” (Submitted on July 3, 2019.) 
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRWomen
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 3, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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