Walking Tour Stop 8Although Pennsylvania was a free state, where no person could be born into slavery, ownership of slaves had not been illegal, and as recently as 1840, two-dozen slaves were held in bondage in Cumberland County. At that time, more than three hundred free African-Americans lived in Carlisle. Around June 1, 1847 more than a dozen slaves escaped from Maryland into the Cumberland Valley. Near Shippensburg, two owners, James Kennedy and Howard Hollingsworth, caught three of the fugitives: a man, Lloyd Brown; a girl, Ann; and a woman, Hester Norman, married to a free man, George Norman, of Carlisle.
|Placed By||Historic Carlisle, Inc|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 8:22am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 313687 N 4452358|
|Decimal Degrees||40.20095000, -77.18901667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 12.057', W 77° 11.341'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 12' 3.42" N, 77° 11' 20.46" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1-25 Liberty Ave, Carlisle PA 17013, US|
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