In the 1850s, Kenosha was an active stop on the “Underground Railroad.” This “railroad” was a covert network of people who hid southern slaves in their homes before they were smuggled onto ships bound for Canada. Deming’s residence, originally located near this site, is believed to have been a stop on the “Underground Railroad.”
Erected 2002 by Wisconsin State Historical Society. (Marker Number 475.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Abolition & Underground RR. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list.
Location. 42° 34.802′ N, 87° 49.128′ W. Marker is in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in Kenosha County. Marker is at the intersection
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gilbert M. Simmons Memorial Library (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace of Orson Welles (about 300 feet away); Capt. David Leet and S Sgt. James Van Bendegom (about 400 feet away); Civil War Memorial (about 500 feet away); First Congregational Church (about 600 feet away); St. Matthew’s Church (about 700 feet away); The First Church in Kenosha (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the First Free School (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kenosha.
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