—Abolitionist and Underground Railway Operator —1820 Atcheson settled in Susquehanna's West Branch, upstream from this point. 1845 he built 2 large houses connected at different levels, secreting an area to hide slaves. Spiriting slaves from the Mason Dixon Line to Canada became a dangerous endeavor after the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law. c1856 he aided the Free Sailors to make Kansas a Free State.
|Placed By||Clearfield County Bicentennial Committee|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, August 6th, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 686830 N 4519902|
|Decimal Degrees||40.80888333, -78.78498333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 48.533', W 78° 47.099'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 48' 31.98" N, 78° 47' 5.9399999999998" W|
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|Area Code(s)||814, 724|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 61 1st Ave, Cherry Tree PA 15724, US|
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