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Osgood in Ripley County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Fugitive Trail

 
 
The Fugitive Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
1. The Fugitive Trail Marker
Inscription. One of the main Underground Railroad routes came from Madison to the Ohio River north to Holton, Otter Village, and east to Osgood. It then followed the rail line east to Laughery switch, then turned north to Napoleon. So many fugitive slaves came through this path that it was called the Fugitive Trail, clearly in operation by the mid 1840's. Apparently no slave was caught on this line and it ran until 1861.

Funded by the Reynolds Foundation
and Black Community Trust

 
Erected by Ripley County Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 7.974′ N, 85° 17.338′ W. Marker is in Osgood, Indiana, in Ripley County. Marker is on East Fairground Avenue east of East Beech Street (State Road 350), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Osgood IN 47037, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Abolitionists (here, next to this marker); John Andrews, Master Craftsman (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Harrison Cravens (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ohio and Mississippi Railroad (approx.
Long View - - The Fugitive Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
2. Long View - - The Fugitive Trail Marker
The marker is the one on the left in this photo.
0.3 miles away); The Hanging Tree (approx. 4.7 miles away); Johnson Watts (approx. 4.7 miles away); Site of Masonic Hall (approx. 4.7 miles away); General John Morgan (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Osgood.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RR
 
Looking East - - The Fugitive Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
3. Looking East - - The Fugitive Trail Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 458 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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