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Near Westpoint in Tippecanoe County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Underground Railroad

 
 
Underground Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, August 22, 2010
1. Underground Railroad Marker
(Click on any of these photos to see the details.)
Inscription. Site of station of Underground Railway used by Quakers during pre-Civil War days in smuggling slaves to Canada. Leader of the enterprise was Buddell Sleeper.
 
Location. 40° 18.942′ N, 87° 0.473′ W. Marker is near Westpoint, Indiana, in Tippecanoe County. Marker is on County Road W 700 S east of Road S 550 W, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Westpoint IN 47992, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Farmers Institute Academy (approx. 0.9 miles away); Scott's Expedition (approx. 3.4 miles away); Trail of Death (approx. 5.9 miles away); The Wea Plains (approx. 6.3 miles away); Granville (approx. 6.4 miles away); Romney Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.4 miles away); Post Ouiatenon Site (approx. 6.6 miles away); Site of the Birth Place of Rev. Anthony Foucher (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westpoint.
 
Also see . . .  Biography of Buddell & Elizabeth Sleeper ::. Courtesy of 'findagrave.com' is a fine link giving the bio of Buddell & Elizabeth and their leader-ship activities in the 'Under-ground Railroad'. (Submitted on August 25, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansWar, US Civil
 
Small Marker - Underground Railroad image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, August 22, 2010
2. Small Marker - Underground Railroad
Both Underground Railroad Markers image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, August 22, 2010
3. Both Underground Railroad Markers
Wide View - - Underground Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, August 22, 2010
4. Wide View - - Underground Railroad Marker
Long View - - Buddell Sleeper Home Location -and- Underground Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, August 22, 2010
5. Long View - - Buddell Sleeper Home Location -and- Underground Railroad Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,151 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 25, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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