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Brookville in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Elijah Heath

(1796-1875)

 
 
Elijah Heath Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 27, 2011
1. Elijah Heath Marker
Inscription. Outspoken abolitionist and judge, in 1835 Heath and others rescued two fugitive slaves, Charles Brown and William Parker. Heath, a Brookville resident, was sued by a Virginia slaveholder and fined for his actions. Undeterred, Heath continued his Underground Railroad activities.
 
Erected 2005 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 9.581′ N, 79° 4.779′ W. Marker is in Brookville, Pennsylvania, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Pickering Street 0 miles south of Main Street (U.S. 322), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 64 South Pickering Street, Brookville PA 15825, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jefferson County (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lewis Earle Sandt (approx. mile away); Olean Road (approx. 6.6 miles away); First Pennsylvania Troopers Killed in the Line of Duty (approx. 12.3 miles away); Great Shamokin Path (approx. 16.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Judge Elijah Heath House. (Submitted on May 31, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Elijah Heath at FindAGrave.com.
Elijah Heath Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 27, 2011
2. Elijah Heath Marker
(Submitted on February 20, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional comments.
1. URR exhibit
Journeys, an exhibit at the Jefferson County History Center, Brookville, PA, depicts the journeys of people of color to and through Jefferson County 1801-present.The exhibit includes a miniature of Judge Heath's home as it originally appeared in 1834 when he aided and abetted the escape of the two fugitive slaves. Open Wed-Sat, Noon to 5pm.
    — Submitted November 4, 2011, by C. Briggs of Brookville, Pennsylvania.

 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 498 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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