Jefferson Co. Underground Railroad Tour

Jefferson Co. Underground Railroad Tour

Madison, Indiana 47250, United States

Created By: Visit Madison, Inc.

Tour Information

Explore the many significant points of interests in Jefferson County, Indiana of the Underground Railroad. Start in downtown Madison, Indiana's historic district in what was known as the Georgetown Neighborhood. Follow the tour to Eagle Hollow, up Ryker's Ridge, and out to Lancaster to see the Lyman-Hoyt House, and the National Historic Landmark - Eleutherian College.

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What You'll See on the Tour

Stop here to learn more about the Jefferson County Underground Railroad. Pick up literature and or look at archives. 
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African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church
One of the first African Americans in Georgetown was whitewasher Stepney Stafford. Stafford and his wife Polly appear in Madison records as early as 1823 and lived at 619 Walnut, a c.1825 Federal style home.
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In the 1830s, native Vermonter Lyman Hoyt and his wife Asenath Whipple Hoyt moved to Lancaster, Indiana, a settlement 10 miles north of Madison. Organized in 1815, Lancaster had a strong connection to the anti-slavery movement. Hoyt and oth... Read more


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