In the 1850s, Kenosha was an active stop on the “Underground Railroad.” This “railroad” was a covert network of people who hid southern slaves in their homes before they were smuggled onto ships bound for Canada. Deming’s residence, originally located near this site, is believed to have been a stop on the “Underground Railroad.”
Erected 2002 by Wisconsin State Historical Society. (Marker Number 475.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 42° 34.802′ N, 87° 49.128′ W. Marker is in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in Kenosha County. Marker is at the intersection of 7th Avenue and 61st Steet, on the left when traveling north on 7th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located in the southeast corner of Libary Park. Marker is in this post office area: Kenosha WI 53140, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gilbert M. Simmons Memorial Library
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 707 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 17, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.