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New Brighton in Beaver County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Underground Railroad

Dr. David Stanton

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel
1. Underground Railroad Marker
Inscription.  Dr. David Stanton, son-in-law of Robert Townsend. A Quaker and an abolitionist. Secretly took care of the sick fugitives' needs. He was a surgeon in the Civil War and later the PA auditor general. His cousin, Edwin Stanton, was Sec. of War under Lincoln.
 
Erected by New Brighton Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 40° 43.821′ N, 80° 18.59′ W. Marker is in New Brighton, Pennsylvania, in Beaver County. Marker is at the intersection of 2nd Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 65) and 13th Street, on the right when traveling south on 2nd Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Brighton PA 15066, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. White Cottage (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christ Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away); First Presbyterian Church of New Brighton (about 500 feet away); Childhood Home of Edward Dempster Merrick (about 500 feet away); Merrick Art Gallery
Underground Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
2. Underground Railroad Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Wayman Chapel A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Underground Railroad (approx. 0.2 miles away); Townsend Company (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Brighton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Last updated on September 19, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 18, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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