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Absalom (Albert) Hazlett

(1837-1860)

 
 
Absalom (Albert) Hazlett Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 27, 2011
1. Absalom (Albert) Hazlett Marker
Inscription.  A staunch abolitionist, Hazlett became a lieutenant in John Brown’s provisional army and participated in the raid on Harper’s Ferry Arsenal in 1859. He was captured, tried, convicted, and hanged for his involvement following the failed Harper’s Ferry attack. This incident, intended to arm slaves to fight for their own freedom, was a major catalyst for the outbreak of the Civil War. Hazlett was born and raised near here.
 
Erected 2009 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
 
Location. 40° 34.675′ N, 79° 7.988′ W. Marker is in Indiana, Pennsylvania, in Indiana County. Marker is on South 6th Street Extension (Pennsylvania Route 954) 0.1 miles north of Lucerne Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located across South 6th Street Extension from
Absalom (Albert) Hazlett Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 27, 2011
2. Absalom (Albert) Hazlett Marker
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PA Barbecue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Indiana PA 15701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Memorial Park (approx. 3 miles away); William H. Sylvis (approx. 3 miles away); The Catawba and Kittanning Native American Trails (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Rescue of Anthony Hollingsworth (approx. 3.3 miles away); James S. Nance, Jr. (approx. 3.3 miles away); Indiana County (approx. 3.3 miles away); James Maitland Stewart (approx. 3.3 miles away); Rural Electrification (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indiana.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,221 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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