Cambria in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
1848 Root House
Home of abolitionists Martha
and Thomas Root. Fugitives
were hidden in wagons under
produce and taken to Canada.
Erected by Cambria Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Abolition & Underground RR.
Location. 43° 10.154′ N, 78° 52.476′ W. Marker is in Cambria, New York, in Niagara County. Marker is on Upper Mountain Road 1.7 miles west of Shawnee Road (New York State Route 425), on the left when traveling west. Marker is in the hamlet of Pekin on Upper Mountain Road between NY 425 and NY 429. Upper Mountain Road passes over NY Route 429; it is a grade-separated junction. Upper Mountain Road follows the rim of the Niagara Escarpment. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3106 Upper Mountain Road, Sanborn NY 14132, 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. Soldier's Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); DEC. 19th, 1813 (approx. 2½ miles away); Howell's Tavern (approx. 2.9 miles away); Dickersonville CemeteryNorth Ridge Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 3.8 miles away); Ransomville Schools (approx. 4.7 miles away); The C-119G "Flying Boxcar" (approx. 4.8 miles away); Fairchild C-119 "Flying Boxcar" (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambria.
Also see . . . The Underground Railroad in Pekin... TownofCambria.com provides a history of the Root House: ...in September, 1853, Thomas Root of Pekin along with more than 60 other Niagara County leaders called on the people of Niagara County, regardless of political party to support the nomination of those who would be in favor of repealing the fugitive slave law and in favor of “free discussion.” (Submitted on October 12, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 605 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 11, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.