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Near Burlington in Boone County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Passage To Freedom From Slavery

Memorial to the Undergrond Railroad in Boone County, Kentucky

 

—Another Marker in Rabbit Hash —

 
Passage To Freedom From Slavery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
1. Passage To Freedom From Slavery Marker
close up of marker, showing text
Inscription. In memory of all the slaves in Boone County, those who helped them, and the slaves’ descendants who remember & honor them and their legacy.

Dedicated 21 March, 2005 by the Problem Solving Team, a diverse group of students, grades five through eight, St. Joseph Academy, Walton, Kentucky. The team designed a memorial package as part of the monument challenge sponsored by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. The memorial design was awarded a first place of $500 in 2004.

A display of the design components can be viewed in the Rabbit Hash Museum.
 
Erected 2005.
 
Location. 38° 56.52′ N, 84° 50.8′ W. Marker is near Burlington, Kentucky, in Boone County. Marker can be reached from Lower River Road. Touch for map. marker is in a backyard, behind the Rabbit Hash Roofing Co., and Art Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10145 Lower River Rd, Burlington KY 41005, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rabbit Hash (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohio County Veteran's Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away in Indiana); a different marker also named Ohio County Veterans Memorial
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
2. Passage To Freedom From Slavery Marker
full view of marker, in back yard of "Roofing Co., and Art Museum"
(approx. 0.8 miles away in Indiana); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away in Indiana); Ohio County Court House (approx. 0.8 miles away in Indiana); Piatt's Landing & (approx. 1.7 miles away); Fulton Burying Ground (approx. 2.2 miles away in Indiana); The Dinsmore Homestead (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
 
Additional keywords. Underground Railroad
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RR
 
Passage To Freedom From Slavery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
3. Passage To Freedom From Slavery Marker
marker, ironically on the east bank of the Ohio River, due to the eastward bend in the river. across the river is Rising Sun, Indiana
Rabbit Hash sign image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
4. Rabbit Hash sign
"shingle" in front of the store where the marker is located
Rabbit Hash Landing image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
5. Rabbit Hash Landing
between this cabin and the "Roofing Co., Art Museum", a narrow grassy alley or lane leads to the old river landing. The marker is in the backyard, to the right
Rabbit Hash Landing Site image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
6. Rabbit Hash Landing Site
marker is in the grass, behind the bush to the right. My first thought was, "is this private property?", but the marker is just a few steps off the landing right-of-way, and Rabbit Hash is all about tourism.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 398 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 30, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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