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Stoneboro in Mercer County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

"Freedom Road"

 
 
Freedom Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, April 10, 2011
1. Freedom Road Marker
Inscription.  In search of freedom, men and women brought from the South by the "Underground Railroad" settled near here about 1825 and later. After 1850, most of them went on to Canada. Their cemetery, still in use, lies a short distance above the road.
 
Erected 1948 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1825.
 
Location. 41° 20.114′ N, 80° 5.849′ W. Marker is in Stoneboro, Pennsylvania, in Mercer County. Marker is on Lakeview School Road (U.S. 62) 0.4 miles south of Walnut Street (Pennsylvania Route 845), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stoneboro PA 16153, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World War Honor Roll (approx. 1.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles
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away); Sandy Lake Honor Roll - World War II (approx. 1.2 miles away); Maurice K. Goddard (approx. 6.9 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 9.1 miles away); James Sheakley (approx. 9.6 miles away); Adams Homestead (approx. 10 miles away); Venango Path (approx. 10.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Freedom Road - Behind the Marker. Explore PA History.com (Submitted on July 11, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Freedom Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, April 10, 2011
2. Freedom Road Marker
Freedom Road Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, April 10, 2011
3. Freedom Road Cemetery
Unknown Slave Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, April 10, 2011
4. Unknown Slave Grave Marker
In Freedom Road Cemetery
Polk Grave Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, April 10, 2011
5. Polk Grave Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,204 times since then and 97 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 10, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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