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Hagerstown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ann Carroll Fitzhugh Smith

1805 - 1875

— Civil Rights Figure —

 
 
Ann Carroll Fitzhugh Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 1, 2020
1. Ann Carroll Fitzhugh Smith Marker
Inscription.  Born in Hagerstown, Ann Carroll Fitzhugh moved to New York State with her family at age twelve. She married wealthy abolitionist and philanthropist Gerrit Smith in 1822. Together, they were pioneers in the abolition and womens' rights movements, they conducted a station of the Underground Railroad from their home. Purchased the freedom of slaves and helped to establish former slaves with new lives in the North and in Canada. In 1837, she was one of 174 delegates to the first National Womens' Anti-Slavery Convention in New York City. Her many efforts resulted in friendship and working relationships with such luminaries as John Brown, Frederick Douglass, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRCivil RightsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Elizabeth Cady Stanton series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1822.
 
Location. 39° 37.945′ N, 77° 43.4′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from South Potomac Street (Maryland
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Route 65) just north of West Memorial Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 527 South Potomac Street, Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clara Holmes Jenness Hamilton (here, next to this marker); Thomas Kennedy (here, next to this marker); Matthias Peter Möller (here, next to this marker); John V. Jamison, Sr. and John V. Jamison Jr. (here, next to this marker); Mary Lemist Titcomb (here, next to this marker); William Preston Lane, Jr. (here, next to this marker); William Othello Wilson (here, next to this marker); Peter Buys (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerstown.
 
Ann Carroll Fitzhugh Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 1, 2020
2. Ann Carroll Fitzhugh Smith Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 1, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Nov. 30, 2023