Bartholomew Fussell (1794-1871) residence c. 1823

In Progress - Underground Railroad Story, Chester County, PA

Bartholomew Fussell (1794-1871) residence c. 1823

Kennett Square, Pennsylvania 19348, United States

Created By: Kennett Underground Railroad Center

Point of Interest Details

He was a Quaker physician who opened a Sabbath school for African-American students in Maryland, helped organize the 1833 American Anti-Slavery Society, and aided over 2,000 fugitives. In 1846 he proposed the formation of The Female Medical College of Pennsylvania, the second medical institution in the world established to train women in medicine (in 2003 it became part of The Drexel University College of Medicine). This farmhouse continued to shelter fugitives when next owned by *Sumner Stebbins and then *Chandler and Hannah Darlington.

This point of interest is part of the tour: In Progress - Underground Railroad Story, Chester County, PA


 

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