Underground Railroad Activity in Chambersburg

Underground Railroad Activity in Chambersburg (HM52C)

Location: Chambersburg, PA 17201 Franklin County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 56.257', W 77° 39.669'

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Throughout the pre-Civil War period, there were a number of Underground Railroad "stations" in this area, temporary places of refuge for former slaves escaping through the mountainous terrain to freedom in the North. One local Underground Railroad agent was a free black barber, Henry Watson, who assisted fugitive slaves as they passed through Chambersburg, helping to keep them safe and undetected by the slave-catchers and bounty hunters searching for them.
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HM NumberHM52C
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Year Placed2002
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 9:32am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 272623 N 4424224
Decimal Degrees39.93761667, -77.66115000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.257', W 77° 39.669'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 15.42" N, 77° 39' 40.14" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-26 US-11, Chambersburg PA 17201, US
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