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Quakertown in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Richard Moore

(1793-1875)

 
 
Richard Moore (1793-1875) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Klotz, September 14, 2019
1. Richard Moore (1793-1875) Marker
Inscription.  Quaker businessman and abolitionist. Moore made his home a safe house for freedom seekers traveling on eastern Pa. routes of the Underground Railroad. One was Christiana Riot participant William Parker. Over three decades Moore assisted about 600 fugitives to freedom.
 
Erected 2019 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Abolition & Underground RR. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and the Quakerism ⛪ series lists.
 
Location. 40° 26.092′ N, 75° 20.96′ W. Marker is in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is on South Main Street just south of Moores Court, on the right when traveling north. In the front yard of the house. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 S Main St, Quakertown PA 18951, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Fries Rebellion of 1799 (approx. half a mile away); Replica of the Liberty Bell (approx. 0.6 miles away); War Memorial
Street view of the marker and the house image. Click for full size.
By Laura Klotz, September 14, 2019
2. Street view of the marker and the house
(approx. ¾ mile away); Quakertown Borough (approx. 0.9 miles away); Quakertown Alive! (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mid-Atlantic Highlands (approx. 0.9 miles away); VFW Post 3405 Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.9 miles away); VFW Post 3405 Vietnam Memorial (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quakertown.
 
Also see . . .  MarkerQuest - Richard Moore. Further information and images relating to Richard Moore. (Submitted on September 25, 2019, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2019, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 20, 2019, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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