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Harrisburg in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Underground Railroad

 
 
Underground Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 21, 2008
1. Underground Railroad Marker
Inscription. In the 1850's this area, known as Tanner's Alley, was important on the Underground Railroad. Fugitive slaves hid at Joseph Bustill's & William Jones's houses, a block apart. Frederick Douglass & William Lloyd Garrison spoke at Wesley Union AME Zion Church nearby.
 
Erected 2000 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 15.798′ N, 76° 52.858′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is at the intersection of Walnut Street and Commonwealth Ave., on the left when traveling east on Walnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisburg PA 17101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Technical High School & Old City Hall (a few steps from this marker); Leaders, Stewards and Advocates (a few steps from this marker); Trailblazers (a few steps from this marker); Original Capitol Complex (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Underground Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Walnut Place (within shouting
Underground Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 20, 2012
2. Underground Railroad Marker
distance of this marker); Pennsylvania Canal (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mexican War Monument (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
Also see . . .  Underground Railroad - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,530 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on May 21, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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