Old Slave Block - Sharpsburg, MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 39° 27.528 W 077° 44.770
18S E 263730 N 4371292
Quick Description: This sign of history is located at the corner of Main Street and Church Street near the Antietam National Cemetery and Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland, USA.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 1/15/2009 2:38:48 PM
Waymark Code: WM5JX7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
Views: 23

Long Description:
The inscription on this marker reads as follows:

From 1800 to 1865 this stone was used as a slave auction block. It has been a famous landmark at this original location for over 150 years.

Group that erected the marker: Unknown

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Intersection of Main Street/Shepherdstown Pike & Church Street
Sharpsburg, MD USA

Visit Instructions:
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