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New Bedford in Bristol County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Nathan and Mary (Polly) Johnson House

21 Seventh Street

 

—Has been designated a Naitonal Historic Landmark —

 
Nathan and Mary (Polly) Johnson House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, May 28, 2016
1. Nathan and Mary (Polly) Johnson House Marker
Inscription. This building possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America.

Nathan and Polly Johnson, prominent African American abolitionists, sheltered escaped slaves in this underground railroad "station." It was here in September 1838 that Frederick (Bailey) Douglass found freedom, a new name, and with his wife Anna, his first home.
 
Erected 2000 by National Park Service - United States Department of the Interior.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 41° 37.982′ N, 70° 55.709′ W. Marker is in New Bedford, Massachusetts, in Bristol County. Marker is on Seventh Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21 Seventh Street, New Bedford MA 02740, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Captain Paul Cuffe's Atlantic World (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lewis Temple (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frederick Douglass (approx. 0.2 miles away); Whaleman’s Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Heroes of Fort Wagner

Nathan and Mary (Polly) Johnson House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, May 28, 2016
2. Nathan and Mary (Polly) Johnson House Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); Civil War’s First Black Regiment (approx. ¼ mile away); U.S. Custom House-Customary Duty (approx. 0.3 miles away); Signs of the Time (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Bedford.
 
Also see . . .  Nathan and Mary Johnson Properties. (Submitted on August 21, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 24, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 21, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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