Oswell Wright

Oswell Wright (HM65T)

Location: Corydon, IN 47112 Harrison County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 12.625', W 86° 7.305'

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Born in Maryland early 1810's. Bought land in Corydon, May 1849. In November 1857, Kentuckians arrested Wright and two white men, Charles and David Bell; they were indicted and jailed in Kentucky for aiding escape of fugitive slave. Bells rescued in jailbreak 1858. Wright convicted May 1859; completed sentence in kentucky Penitentiary; released June 1864.

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Wright, a free black, lost his own freedom for helping a slave escape. Died in Corydon, March 31, 1875.

The Underground Railroad refers to a widespread network of diverse people in the nineteenth century who aided slaves escaping to freedom from the southern U. S.
HM NumberHM65T
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number31.2008.1
Year Placed2008
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, IDNR; Leora Brown School, & Community Unity
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 7:13pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 576887 N 4229526
Decimal Degrees38.21041667, -86.12175000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 12.625', W 86° 7.305'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 12' 37.50" N, 86° 7' 18.30" W
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Area Code(s)812
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 411 E Chestnut St, Corydon IN 47112, US
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