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Jackson in Jackson County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Mt. Evergreen Cemetery

Experience Jackson

— The Jackson Underground Railroad Tour —

 
 
Mt. Evergreen Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 26, 2022
1. Mt. Evergreen Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  
Resting Place for American Heroes
Here is hallowed ground where many of the bravest and most honorable heroes from America's history have been laid to rest. Mt. Evergreen is a dedicated burial ground for soldiers from the War of 1812, the American Civil War and both World Wars of the twentieth century.

Many Jacksonburg residents publicly and privately played a role in the Underground Railroad and fighting slavery, Jackson sent the first volunteer regiment from the state of Michigan to fight in the Civil War. This is where their challenges and good works came to rest.

Jackson - Hub of the Underground Railroad
During the decades leading up to the American Civil War, Jackson, Michigan was both hub and haven for thousands of slaves escaping through a human network called the Underground Railroad. The ultimate destination (usually Canada) for saves on the route varied by save and guide, but it was always considered the land of freedom and was sought by slaves one night, one mile, and one act of kindness at a time.

Several community leaders and families in Jackson secretly shouted, clothed,
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fed and reassured runaways. while others supportive of the business of slavery openly hunted and punished escaped solves or anyone aiding their fight Some northerners went so far as to capture the runaways and return them to servitude. Not every slave on the Underground Railroad escaped. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRCemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
 
Location. 42° 14.385′ N, 84° 24.656′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Michigan, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Greenwood Avenue and Morrell Street, on the right when traveling north on Greenwood Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1047 Greenwood Ave, Jackson MI 49203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mount Evergreen Cemetery / The Underground Railroad In Jackson (here, next to this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Austin Blair (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Hurst Professional Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Under the Oaks (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Under the Oaks (approx. 0.4 miles away); Deland Point: A Humanitarian Hub (approx. 0.4 miles away); Under The Oaks (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
Mt. Evergreen Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 26, 2022
2. Mt. Evergreen Cemetery Marker
Mt. Evergreen Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 26, 2022
3. Mt. Evergreen Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 107 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 29, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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