Farmington and the Freedom Trail Historical

Farmington and the Freedom Trail Historical (HM1T5M)

Location: Farmington, CT 06032 Hartford County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 43.283', W 72° 49.8'

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Known in the 1800's as "the hub" of Connecticut's Underground Railroad, Farmington was home to an active group of prominent and outspoken abolitionists, several of whom were involved in state, national and international anti-slavery movements. Three of these abolitionists participated in the Amistad case and brought the Mendi Africans here in 1841 after the courts declared them free. The Africans lived, studied and worked as free citizens in Farmington for eight months while money was raised for their return to Africa. Most of the buildings associated with the Amistad and the Underground Railroad remain, among them the First Church of Christ, the Samuel Deming House, the Horace Cowles House, the Noah Porter House, and the Austin Williams House, all on Main Street, and the Deming Store on Mill Lane. Foone, the African who died here, is buried in Riverside Cemetery on Garden Street.
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HM NumberHM1T5M
Placed ByConnecticut African American Freedom Trail
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, July 21st, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 680501 N 4621117
Decimal Degrees41.72138333, -72.83000000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 43.283', W 72° 49.8'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 43' 16.98" N, 72° 49' 48" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)860
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 69-75 CT-10, Farmington CT 06032, US
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