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Near Maceo in Daviess County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Uncle Tom Lived Here

 
 
Uncle Tom Lived Here Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
1. Uncle Tom Lived Here Marker
Inscription.  Site of Riley family homeplace, owners of Josiah Henson, one of the characters on which Harriet Beecher Stowe based her 1852 novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. Henson served as overseer of Amos Riley's farms, 1825-29. On learning owner planned to sell him "down the river," he escaped to Canada, living there rest of life. Invited to visit Mrs. Stowe in Andover, Mass., 1849.
 
Erected by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1241.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansArts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
 
Location. 37° 52.976′ N, 86° 57.617′ W. Marker is near Maceo, Kentucky, in Daviess County. Marker is on U.S. 60, 1.2 miles east of Kelly Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10979 US 60, Maceo KY 42355, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
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flies. Hawes Family Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); Sandy Creek Landing / Thomas Lincoln (approx. 3˝ miles away in Indiana); It’s Great in Grandview (approx. 3˝ miles away in Indiana); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 4.6 miles away in Indiana); A Rocky Beginning (approx. 4.6 miles away in Indiana); Historical Site – Lankford Cave (approx. 4.6 miles away in Indiana); Jan. 29, 1937 (approx. 4.6 miles away in Indiana); Mathias Sharp House (approx. 4.6 miles away in Indiana).
 
Also see . . .  Josiah Henson (Wikipedia). (Submitted on November 16, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
Uncle Tom Lived Here Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
2. Uncle Tom Lived Here Marker
Josiah Henson image. Click for full size.
Public domain, circa 1877
3. Josiah Henson
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 540 times since then and 112 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 16, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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