Greensboro in Guilford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
An informal secret network of blacks and whites provided food, clothing, shelter, and guidance for fugitive slaves. “Passengers,” often guided by “conductors,” traveled along routes that included “stations” or safe places. A station located in the woods near New Garden Meetinghouse connected Greensboro and Richmond, Indiana. Around 1819, assisted by Quaker Vestral Coffin and a slave named Sol, John Dimery was the first known passenger from Guilford County.
February 1, 2000
Erected 2000 by Greensboro Sit-In 40th Anniversary Committee.
Location. 36° 5.388′ N, 79° 53.249′ W. Marker is in Greensboro, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is on W Friendly Avenue west of George White Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located on the Guilford College campus. Marker is in this post office area: Greensboro NC 27410, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Levi Coffin (within shouting distance of this marker); Guilford College (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joseph Gurney Cannon New Garden Friends Meeting (about 600 feet away); 1757 New Garden Land Purchase (approx. 0.2 miles away); Randall Jarrell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of New Garden (approx. ¼ mile away); Dolly Madison (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greensboro.
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • War, US Civil •
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