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Near Bloomingdale in Parke County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Underground Railroad Station

1850 — 1868

 

Alfred & Rhoda Hadley

 
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By Dan Cheek, June 21, 2016
1. Underground Railroad Station Marker
Very difficult to see from main road in summer due to thick foliage.
Inscription.  
A memorial to
Alfred & Rhoda Hadley
and others of Bloomindale
who maintained an
Underground Railroad Station
to assist fugitive
slaves to Freedom.

 
Erected 1926 by Parke Co. & Penn Twp. Historical Societys.
 
Location. 39° 50.311′ N, 87° 14.169′ W. Marker is near Bloomingdale, Indiana, in Parke County. Marker is on U.S. 41 0.1 miles from County Road 500N, on the left when traveling north. County Road 500N is also County Road 58 at U.S.41. This is a very difficult marker to get to and see. Can only be photographed well between Noon and 2:00 P.M. (as I learned - the hard way). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bloomingdale IN 47832, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dennis Hall (approx. one mile away); Winning School of Parke County Indiana (approx. 1.1 miles away); Boyhood home of J. G. "Uncle Joe" Cannon. (approx. 1.1 miles away); Turkey Run (approx. 3 miles away); Parke County Veterans
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By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, September 23, 2012
2. Underground Railroad Station Marker
(approx. 4 miles away); Juliet V. Strauss (approx. 4.9 miles away); Birthplace of Mordecai Brown (approx. 5 miles away); The Batty Mine Location (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bloomingdale.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRWar, US Civil
 
Underground Railroad Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Courtesy:: Parke County Historical Society
3. Underground Railroad Station Marker
Old photo
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By Courtesy: Marilyn S. Wolf, September 23, 2012
4. Underground Railroad Station Marker
Other wide view
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By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, September 23, 2012
5. Underground Railroad Station Marker
Wide view
Underground Railroad Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dan Cheek, June 21, 2016
6. Underground Railroad Station Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,089 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 6, 2019, by Dan Cheek of Franklin, Indiana.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 24, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   6. submitted on October 6, 2019, by Dan Cheek of Franklin, Indiana.
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