George Atcheson

George Atcheson (HM20HD)

Location: Cherry Tree, PA 15724 Clearfield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 48.533', W 78° 47.099'

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(1787-1877)

—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.
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HM NumberHM20HD
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Year Placed2004
Placed ByClearfield County Bicentennial Committee
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Date Added Sunday, August 6th, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 686830 N 4519902
Decimal Degrees40.80888333, -78.78498333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 48.533', W 78° 47.099'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 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 AddressAt or near 61 1st Ave, Cherry Tree PA 15724, US
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