Detroit in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Gateway to Freedom
Ed Dwight - Sculptor
The successful operation of Detroit's Underground Railroad was due to the effort and cooperation of diverse groups of people, including people of African descent, Whites, and North American Indians. This legacy of freedom is a vital part of Detroit and its history.
Location. 42° 19.584′ N, 83° 2.637′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker can be reached from West Jefferson Avenue (State Highway 10) near Woodward Avenue (State Highway 1). Touch for map. The marker is on the Detroit RiverWalk at Hart Plaza. Marker is in this post office area: Detroit MI 48226, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least Detroit River Heritage (within shouting distance of this marker); Ford Motor Company (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cadillac Convoy / Le Convoi de Cadillac (within shouting distance of this marker); The Landing of Cadillac / Le débarquement de Cadillac (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans' Memorial Building (about 500 feet away); Spirit of Detroit (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Pontchartrain (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S. Topographical Engineers (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Detroit.
Also see . . . International Underground Railroad Monument. (Submitted on July 25, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 1,358 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 23, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.