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Balbec in Jay County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

A Station on the Underground Railroad

 
 
Underground Railroad Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Aaron Stronczek, circa July 25, 2011
1. Underground Railroad Station Marker
Inscription. Tradition says Eliza Harris of Uncle Tom's cabin fame rested here in her flight to Canada
 
Location. 40° 32.019′ N, 85° 8.936′ W. Marker is in Balbec, Indiana, in Jay County. Marker is on State Road 1 0.1 miles north of Balbec Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Cabin located East of the Marker. Marker is in this post office area: Bryant IN 47326, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West Grove (approx. 1.7 miles away); Godfroy Reserve (approx. 6.9 miles away); Geneva Downtown Historic District (approx. 10.8 miles away); Jay County W.W. I and W.W. II Honor Roll (approx. 11.2 miles away); Major General John P. C. Shanks (approx. 11.3 miles away); Jay County Veterans Honor Roll (approx. 11.5 miles away); Wells County Veterans Honor Roll (approx. 13.8 miles away); Wells County War on Terrorism Honor Roll (approx. 13.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RR
 
Underground Railroad Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 10, 2012
2. Underground Railroad Station Marker
Underground Railroad Station Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Aaron Stronczek, July 17, 2011
3. Underground Railroad Station Cabin
Cabin located near the Station Marker
Underground Railroad Station Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 10, 2012
4. Underground Railroad Station Cabin
Cabin located near the Station Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2011, by Aaron Stronczek of Bluffton, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,101 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 29, 2011, by Aaron Stronczek of Bluffton, Indiana.   2. submitted on September 20, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   3. submitted on July 29, 2011, by Aaron Stronczek of Bluffton, Indiana.   4. submitted on September 20, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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