Greensboro in Guilford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
An informal secret network of blacks and whites provided food, clothing, shelter, and guidance for fugitive slaves. “Passengers,” often guided by “conductors,” traveled along routes that included “stations” or safe places. A station located in the woods near New Garden Meetinghouse connected Greensboro and Richmond, Indiana. Around 1819, assisted by Quaker Vestral Coffin and a slave named Sol, John Dimery was the first known passenger from Guilford County.
February 1, 2000
Erected 2000 by Greensboro Sit-In 40th Anniversary Committee.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Quakerism series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1947.
Location. 36° 5.388′ N, 79° 53.249′ W. Marker is in Greensboro, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is on W Friendly Avenue west Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greensboro NC 27410, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Levi Coffin (a few steps from this marker); Guilford College (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joseph Gurney Cannon (about 300 feet away); New Garden Friends Meeting (about 600 feet away); 1757 New Garden Land Purchase (approx. 0.2 miles away); Randall Jarrell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of New Garden (approx. Ό mile away); Dolley Madison (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greensboro.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 938 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 5, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.