Near Madison in Jefferson County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
John H. and Sarah Tibbets
The Tibbets provided assistance to fugitive slaves here in their home (now part of National Park Service, Network to Freedom); John piloted them to the next safe haven. Both were members of Neilís Creek Anti-Slavery Society and Anti-Slavery Regular Baptist Church at College Hill. John served as a trustee for the church and Eleutherian College.
Free blacks from Madison and surrounding area and white abolitionists helped fugitive slaves. The Underground Railroad refers to a widespread network of diverse people in the nineteenth century who aided slaves escaping to freedom from the southern U.S.
Erected 2006 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Historic Eleutherian College, Lena McDole, and Tibbets Descendants. (Marker Number 39.2006.2.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 38° 50.173′ N, 85° 31.087′ W. Marker is near Madison, Indiana, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Boyd Road (County Road N700W) 0.3 miles north of State Road 250, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6810 Boyd Rd, Madison IN 47250, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Lyman Hoyt (approx. 0.3 miles away); Eleutherian College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Morgan's Troops Camped Here (approx. 3.6 miles away); Morgan's Raid (approx. 3.6 miles away); Dupont: Fourth Night in Indiana (approx. 3.7 miles away); Gen. John Morgan's Troops (approx. 4.1 miles away); Morgan Finds a Hoosier Oasis (approx. 6.3 miles away); Madison's Riverfront / Underground Railroad (approx. 9.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
More about this marker. The marker is part of the Indiana Freedom Trails, a State historical marker program dedicated especially to the interpretation of the Underground Railroad in Indiana. The program has three purposes: “to document and interpret Underground Railroad history in Indiana; to bring attention to that history with a visual reminder of the importance of those people, places, and events which constitute the history and context of the Underground Railroad in Indiana; and to assist the many individuals and groups – especially Indiana Freedom Trails – working to preserve the Underground Railroad history of Indiana through a heightened awareness of their existence and needs.”
Also see . . . IHB Annotations. (Submitted on May 27, 2014.)
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 27, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 399 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 27, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.