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Portland Maine Freedom Trail Eastern Cemetery

 
 
Portland Maine Freedom Trail Eastern Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 29, 2016
1. Portland Maine Freedom Trail Eastern Cemetery Marker
Inscription.
Top Plaque
Portland Freedom Trail

Bottom plaque
The Eastern Cemetery is the resting place of some of Portland's noted abolitionist, who campaigned against slavery, provided safe-houses and assisted runaways on their journey to freedom. Charlotte Thomas 1822-1920 Sophia Ruby Manuel 1802-1875 Elias Thomas 1772-1872 Elizabeth Widgery Thomas 1779-1861 Margaret P. Driver 1769-1853 Christopher Christian Manuel 1781-1845 George Ropes 1809-1842 Jenett C. Pear Ruby 1805-1827
 
Erected by City of Portland Maine.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maine, Portland Freedom Trail marker series.
 
Location. 43° 39.789′ N, 70° 15.064′ W. Marker is in Portland, Maine, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of Congress Street and Mountfort Street, on the right on Congress Street. Touch for map. Marker is located outside the fence boundary for the Eastern Cemetery, along Congress Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 224 Congress Street, Portland ME 04101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alonzo P. Stinson (here, next to this marker); Christopher Christian Manuel (a few steps

Portland Maine Freedom Trail Eastern Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 29, 2016
2. Portland Maine Freedom Trail Eastern Cemetery Marker
from this marker); Eastern Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); War of Independence Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Coffin Boyd (within shouting distance of this marker); Reverend William I. Reese (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rear Admiral James Alden (about 300 feet away); Home of Elias and Elizabeth Widgery Thomas (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portland.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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