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Clymer in Indiana County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dr. Robert Mitchell

(1786-1863)

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, February 27, 2011
1. Dr. Robert Mitchell Marker
Inscription. Outspoken opponent of slavery, Mitchell was widely known as an abolitionist. In September 1845, he harbored five fugitives from slavery on his property here. Following a raid by bounty hunters, two men escaped; three were returned to slavery. Mitchell was tried and convicted for violating the Fugitive Slave Act of 1793, and suffered heavy financial losses. The incident contributed to the more restrictive Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.
 
Erected 2007 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 40.365′ N, 79° 0.398′ W. Marker is in Clymer, Pennsylvania, in Indiana County. Marker is on Franklin Street (Pennsylvania Route 286) 0 miles east of 2nd Street (Pennsylvania Route 403), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clymer PA 15728, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rural Electrification (approx. 6.5 miles away); Edward Abbey (approx. 6.7 miles away); Linton Park (approx. 7.2 miles away); The Rescue of Anthony Hollingsworth (approx. 8.3 miles away); Memorial Park
Dr. Robert Mitchell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 27, 2011
2. Dr. Robert Mitchell Marker
(approx. 8.5 miles away); Indiana County (approx. 8.5 miles away); James Maitland Stewart (approx. 8.6 miles away); The Catawba and Kittanning Native American Trails (approx. 8.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 587 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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