Slave Trading In Louisville / Garrison Slave Pen Site

Slave Trading In Louisville / Garrison Slave Pen Site (HM1YT6)

Location: Louisville, KY 40202 Jefferson County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 15.367', W 85° 45.191'

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Slave Trading In Louisville

By the 1850s, Kentucky was annually exporting between 2500 and 4000 of its slaves down river to the large plantations further south. To prevent runaways, traders operating near the Ohio River kept slaves shackled together in pens when not being displayed to buyers. Slave traders were often social outcasts avoided by all but fellow traders.
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Garrison Slave Pen Site

Matthew Garrison was a well known Kentucky slave speculator in the Deep South. A white abolitionist leader, Rev. Calvin Fairbank, wrote in 1851 that four slave markets, including Garrison's and Arterburn's, sold men, women, and children "like sheep." Slavery abolished by 13th Amendment, 1865.
Presented by Louisville and Jefferson County African American Heritage Committee, Inc.
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HM NumberHM1YT6
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Year Placed1990
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society · Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 at 9:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 609087 N 4234967
Decimal Degrees38.25611667, -85.75318333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 15.367', W 85° 45.191'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 15' 22.02" N, 85° 45' 11.46" W
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Area Code(s)502
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 138 W Main St, Louisville KY 40202, US
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