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Brandenburg in Meade County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Underground Railroad Statue

 
 
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By Tom Bosse
1. Underground Railroad Statue Marker
Inscription. The Underground Railroad conducted slaves to freedom. Meade County’s location on the Ohio River made it a major artery into Indiana. The Brandenburg Ferry, owned by the Bell family was an important station on the Underground Railroad. In 1857, a border war between Indiana and Kentucky was averted when Bell family members were released from jail for aiding escaped slave Charles Ditto. Oswell Wright a free man of color and conductor on the Railroad served five years in prison for aiding Charles.
 
Location. 38° 0.311′ N, 86° 10.026′ W. Marker is in Brandenburg, Kentucky, in Meade County. Marker is on Water Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located in River Front Park. Marker is in this post office area: Brandenburg KY 40108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Flint for the Hunt (within shouting distance of this marker); A Rest at Otter Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Capture of the Alice Dean (within shouting distance of this marker); Big Joe Logsdon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Meade County Monument (about 600 feet away);
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By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
2. Underground Railroad Statue Marker
Morgan ~~ On To Ohio (about 600 feet away); Early Meade County Leader / Meade County Courthouse (about 700 feet away); Morgan's Headquarters (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brandenburg.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans
 
Underground Railroad Statue image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
3. Underground Railroad Statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 16, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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