Pasquotank River

Pasquotank River (HM12HI)

Location: Elizabeth City, NC 27909 Pasquotank County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 17.827', W 76° 13.074'

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The Pasquotank River was noted in 35 runaway slave ads between 1791 to 1840, indicating that slaves ("freedom seekers") escaped on board boats ("vessels") traveling north to free territory or south to the West Indies, confirming that Underground Railroad operations were active in the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank County region of northeast North Carolina. These activities involved a network of free and enslaved African Americans, many being seamen themselves, working with citizens of other races and occupations to arrange safe passage. The Pasquotank River is the first river in the country to receive an Underground Railroad Network designation.
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HM NumberHM12HI
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Marker Number2004
Placed ByNational Underground Railroad Network to Fredom
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 11:07pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 390644 N 4017591
Decimal Degrees36.29711667, -76.21790000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 17.827', W 76° 13.074'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 17' 49.62" N, 76° 13' 4.44" W
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Area Code(s)252, 919
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 508 S Water St, Elizabeth City NC 27909, US
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