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Le Roy in Genesee County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Underground Railroad Route

 
 
Underground Railroad Route Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pamela Scott, April 2, 2011
1. Underground Railroad Route Marker
Inscription. Escaping slaves traveling to Canada on the Covington Route crossed the road here on their way to meet LeRoy's conductor, Daniel McDonald, known as the "Medicine Man." His station was near the Keeney Road Cemetery.
 
Erected 2007 by Town of LeRoy.
 
Location. 43° 0.282′ N, 78° 0.871′ W. Marker is in Le Roy, New York, in Genesee County. Marker is on Keeney Road 0.1 miles south of Randall Road (County Route 8). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Le Roy NY 14482, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Jell-O Factory (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Jell-O Company (approx. 2.1 miles away); Herman Le Roy's Mill (approx. 2.3 miles away); Ingham University Campus (approx. 2.3 miles away); Town of LeRoy (approx. 2.3 miles away); Le Roy House (approx. 2.3 miles away); Site of Log School House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Statue of Liberty Replica (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Le Roy.
 
More about this marker. Located on Keeney Road which is named after Calvin Keeney (the "father of the stringless bean") who bred the first stringless bean while working in Le Roy in 1894.
 
Regarding Underground Railroad Route.
Underground Railroad Route Marker in distance image. Click for full size.
By Pamela Scott, April 2, 2011
2. Underground Railroad Route Marker in distance
Le Roy had Underground Railroad routes converging on it from both Rochester and Warsaw, NY. Because the trail from Warsaw ran through Covington Township in northern Wyoming County, it was referred to as the Covington Connection. Whether fugitives were from Rochester or Warsaw, they followed the roads from Le Roy west to Niagara.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RR
 
Keeney Road Cemetery - site of Underground Railroad connection image. Click for full size.
By Pamela Scott, April 2, 2011
3. Keeney Road Cemetery - site of Underground Railroad connection
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 8, 2011, by Pamela Scott of Brockport, New York. This page has been viewed 1,152 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 8, 2011, by Pamela Scott of Brockport, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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