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Halifax in Halifax County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Halifax Runaway Ads

 
 
Halifax Runaway Ads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 27, 2012
1. Halifax Runaway Ads Marker
Inscription. Halifax Newspapers, such as the Roanoke Advocate and Halifax Minerva, included runaway ads, which usually offered rewards for an escaped slave’s return. Captured fugitives were often held in Halifax Jail and their owners were responsible for expenses incurred by runaways while imprisoned.
 
Location. 36° 19.922′ N, 77° 35.165′ W. Marker is in Halifax, North Carolina, in Halifax County. Marker is on King Street north of Fishing Club Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Halifax NC 27839, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Escape! (within shouting distance of this marker); Montfort Archaeological Museum (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Sally Billy House (about 700 feet away); Halifax Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of First Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Free Church of Halifax (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Market Green (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonial Punishment (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Halifax.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans
 
Halifax Underground Railroad Trail image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher
2. Halifax Underground Railroad Trail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 309 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 30, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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