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Meadville in Crawford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Richard Henderson

 
 
Richard Henderson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 20, 2011
1. Richard Henderson Marker
Inscription. Born a slave in Maryland in 1801, he escaped as a boy and about 1824 came to Meadville. A barber, he was long active in the Underground Railroad. His Arch Street house, since torn down, is estimated to have harbored some 500 runaway slaves prior to the Civil War.
 
Erected 1980 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 38.155′ N, 80° 8.903′ W. Marker is in Meadville, Pennsylvania, in Crawford County. Marker is on Liberty Street near Arch Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Meadville PA 16335, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Unitarian Church (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Raymond Philip Shafer (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crawford County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chamber of Commerce (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of the Direct Primary (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Christian Church (approx. mile away); Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Spirella Company (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meadville.
 
Also see . . .  Richard Henderson - Explore PA History. (Submitted on March 23, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Richard Henderson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 20, 2011
2. Richard Henderson Marker
At Bethel AME Church

 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans
 
Map of Meadville, PA, showing the residence of Richard Henderson in 1875 image. Click for full size.
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3. Map of Meadville, PA, showing the residence of Richard Henderson in 1875
This 1875 map of Meadville shows the residence of African-American barber Richard Henderson, an important stop on the Underground Railroad in northwestern Pennsylvania From The Atlas of Crawford County 1875, courtesy Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 774 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on July 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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