The Underground Railroad Historical

The Underground Railroad Historical (HM1W5W)

Location: Deep River, CT 06417 Middlesex County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 23.637', W 72° 26.334'

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The Underground Railroad

Led by George Read, Founder of the Town's Ivory Industry, Deep River Became Known in the Nineteenth Century as "All Abolitionist" and a Refuge for Runaway Slaves on the Underground Railroad. In 1828, Daniel Fisher, a 20-Year-Old Slave Who Had Been Sold Away From his Family, Made the Perilous Exodus North From South Carolina.
"I Reached Deep River at Last, Weary and Frightened," He Later Recalled. Read Welcomed Him into His Home. Fisher Assumed a New Identity as William Winters and Remained Here until the 1850s, When the Fugitive Slave Law Imperiled His Freedom. He Returned after the Emancipation Proclamation Abolished Slavery in 1863, and Lived Until His Death in 1899 on Winter Avenue, Which is Named for Him.
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HM NumberHM1W5W
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Date Added Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 714113 N 4585656
Decimal Degrees41.39395000, -72.43890000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 23.637', W 72° 26.334'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 23' 38.22" N, 72° 26' 20.04" W
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Area Code(s)860
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-3 Winter Ave, Deep River CT 06417, US
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