The Underground Railroad in Canada

The Underground Railroad in Canada (HMOZQ)

Location: Windsor, ON N9A 0A3 Essex County
Country: Canada

N 42° 19.184', W 83° 2.206'

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From the early 19th century until the American Civil War, settlements along the Detroit and Niagara rivers were important terminals of the Underground Railroad. White and black abolitionists formed a heroic network dedicated to helping free and enslaved African Americans find freedom from oppression. By 1861, some 30,000 freedom-seekers resided in what is now Ontario, after secretly traveling north from slave states like Kentucky and Virginia. Some returned south after the outbreak of the Civil War, but many remained, helping to forge the modern Canadian identity.
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Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 10:20am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 332163 N 4687285
Decimal Degrees42.31973333, -83.03676667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 19.184', W 83° 2.206'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 19' 11.04" N, 83° 2' 12.36" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 255 Pitt St E, Windsor ON N9A 0A3, CA
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