Nathan and Mary (Polly) Johnson House Historical

Nathan and Mary (Polly) Johnson House Historical (HM1TXT)

Location: New Bedford, MA 02740 Bristol County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 37.982', W 70° 55.709'

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21 Seventh Street

—Has been designated a Naitonal Historic Landmark —

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.
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series
Year Placed2000
Placed ByNational Park Service - United States Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 339369 N 4610829
Decimal Degrees41.63303333, -70.92848333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 37.982', W 70° 55.709'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 37' 58.92" N, 70° 55' 42.54" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)508, 774
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 21 7th St, New Bedford MA 02740, US
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