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Blairsville in Indiana County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fugitive Slave Rescue

 
 
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By Forest McDermott, October 21, 2015
1. Fugitive Slave Rescue Marker
Inscription. In April 1858 citizens of Blairsville rescued a fugitive slave, Newman from arrest by a US Marshall and Virginia slave hunters. Lewis Johnson, a local black abolitionist and conductor of the Underground Railroad, housed Newman. Indiana County was an important UGRR stop.
 
Erected 2012 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 25.829′ N, 79° 16.046′ W. Marker is in Blairsville, Pennsylvania, in Indiana County. Marker is at the intersection of W. Market Street and S. Liberty Street, on the right when traveling east on W. Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 155 W. Market Street, Blairsville PA 15717, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Former Associate Reformed and United Presbyterian Churches (approx. 0.2 miles away); Blairsville Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Blairsville Armory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chalmers "Slick" Goodlin (approx. 8.5 miles away); Thomas F. Gallagher (approx. 8.9 miles away); The Banana Split (approx. 10 miles away); Fred McFeely Rogers (approx. 10.1 miles away); William Findley (approx. 10.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blairsville.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans
 
Fugitive Slave Rescue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 21, 2015
2. Fugitive Slave Rescue Marker
View looking east on W. Market Street
Fugitive Slave Rescue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 21, 2015
3. Fugitive Slave Rescue Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2015, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 31, 2015, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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