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Parkersburg in Wood County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Women of Courage

 
 
Women of Courage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
1. Women of Courage Marker
Inscription.  Aunt Jenny, African American, who blew horn at the "Point" as signal to river boats, served as "Conductor" on the Underground Railroad. Jane, of "low stature and very fleshy," "lame in one leg," and age 50, escaped Aug. 1843 with seven of her children from the Harness Plantation on Bull Creek near Parkersburg. Two were captured in Marietta and returned; a reward of $450 did not entice return of others.
 
Erected 2003 by WV Celebration 2000-West Virginia Divistion of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansWomen. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 39° 15.966′ N, 81° 33.966′ W. Marker is in Parkersburg, West Virginia, in Wood County. Memorial is on Little Kanawa Connector. The marker is located in Blennershassett Point Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Parkersburg WV 26101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Blennerhassett Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Escape to Freedom
Women of Courage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
2. Women of Courage Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Vital Transportation Center (within shouting distance of this marker); George Rogers Clark (within shouting distance of this marker); Burr-Blennerhassett (within shouting distance of this marker); Albert J. Woofter (within shouting distance of this marker); Railroads (within shouting distance of this marker); Blennerhassett Island (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parkersburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 354 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 9, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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