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Nyack in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Historic Underground Railroad

 
 
Historic Underground Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 6, 2009
1. Historic Underground Railroad Marker
Inscription.  At this crossroads stood the home of the Edward Hesdra Family. This home is believed to have been a link in the underground slave railway, c1855.
 
Erected 2001 by American Legion Post 310.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Abolition & Underground RR.
 
Location. 41° 5.543′ N, 73° 55.713′ W. Marker is in Nyack, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (New York State Route 59) and South Highland Avenue (U.S. 9W), on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nyack NY 10960, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oak Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Historic Underground Railroad (approx. ¼ mile away); 1 Mile To Nyack (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rockland Brink's Robbery (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Reformed Church of Nyack (approx. half a mile away); Couch Court (approx.
Historic Underground Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Clare Sheridan, February 25, 2019
2. Historic Underground Railroad Marker
0.6 miles away); Hopper House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Nyack First Settlement (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nyack.
 
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By Michael Herrick, May 6, 2009
3. Historic Underground Railroad Marker
Historic Underground Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 18, 2010
4. Historic Underground Railroad Marker
Dedication of Historic Underground Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Gardner-The Journal News, February 19, 2002
5. Dedication of Historic Underground Railroad Marker
Rev. Walter Brightman of Spring Valley and Frances Pratt of Nyack
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,901 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 6, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.   2. submitted on February 25, 2019, by Clare Sheridan of Tappan, New York.   3. submitted on May 6, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.   4. submitted on July 18, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on February 21, 2019, by Clare Sheridan of Tappan, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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