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Portland in Cumberland County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Home of Elias and Elizabeth Widgery Thomas

Portland Freedom Trail

 
 
Home of Elias and Elizabeth Widgery Thomas Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2011
1. Home of Elias and Elizabeth Widgery Thomas Marker
Inscription.  
Corner of India and Congress Street, known as a Station House on the Underground Railroad. The home was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1866.

The Thomases were prominent in the Portland Anti-Slavery Society, begun in 1833, which also worked to advance women's rights. They provided housing for such notables as Lucy Stone, Susan B. Anthony, William Lloyd Garrison, Charles Lenox Remond and Parker Pillsbury.
 
Erected 2007 by Maine Freedom Trails.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRCivil RightsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Maine, Portland Freedom Trail series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
 
Location. 43° 39.722′ N, 70° 15.132′ W. Marker is in Portland, Maine, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of Congress Street and India Street, on the right when traveling north on Congress Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portland ME 04101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War of Independence Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Rear Admiral James Alden
Home of Elias and Elizabeth Widgery Thomas Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2011
2. Home of Elias and Elizabeth Widgery Thomas Marker
The former North School (now apartments) is in background, looking northeast
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(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eastern Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Joseph Coffin Boyd (about 400 feet away); Reverend William I. Reese (about 400 feet away); Christopher Christian Manuel (about 500 feet away); Portland Maine Freedom Trail Eastern Cemetery (about 500 feet away); Alonzo P. Stinson (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portland.
 
Also see . . .
1. Portland Freedom Trail. (Submitted on December 12, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Portland's Anti-Slavery Society. (Submitted on December 12, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 12, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 896 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 12, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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