Frankfort in Franklin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Emily Thomas Tubman House
Summer home of Emily Thomas Tubman, philanthropist and emancipator. Born in Virginia in 1794, she was reared in Kentucky as ward of Henry Clay. She married Georgia merchant Richard Tubman in 1818. A widow after 1836, she gave to many Kentucky charities. When Frankfort First Christian Church burned in 1870, she donated $30,000 to build a new structure. Over.
After her husband's death, Tubman asked Georgia legislature to free her slaves and let them live in Georgia. When petition was denied she gave slaves a chance to move to Africa or remain with her. Of 144 slaves 69 chose Africa. A descendant of one of her slaves was president of Liberia in the 20th century. Tubman died in 1885. Over.
Presented by Michael L Harrod and William C Harrod
Erected 2007 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2235.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 38° 11.992′ N, 84° 52.735′ W. Marker is in Frankfort, Kentucky, in Franklin County. Marker is on Washington Street south of West Broadway Street, on the right when traveling Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 312 Washington Street, Frankfort KY 40601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Church of the Ascension (a few steps from this marker); Morehead House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crittenden House / An Eminent Statesman (about 300 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (about 400 feet away); Amos Kendall (1789 - 1869) (about 400 feet away); Gov. George Madison (1763-1816) (about 400 feet away); Macklin House (about 400 feet away); First Methodist Church (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfort.
Also see . . .
1. Emily Thomas Tubman. (Submitted on July 6, 2015, by Dave Knoch of Scott County, Kentucky.)
2. William Tubman, President of Liberia. (Submitted on July 6, 2015, by Dave Knoch of Scott County, Kentucky.)
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • Charity & Public Work • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2015, by Dave Knoch of Scott County, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 6, 2015, by Dave Knoch of Scott County, Kentucky. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.