Asa Bales Home - Westfield, IN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dnrseekers
N 40° 02.870 W 086° 07.663
16T E 574406 N 4433430
Quick Description: No marker details the history behind this unassuming and otherwise normal looking home in Westfield.
Location: Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 11/17/2012 9:51:39 AM
Waymark Code: WMFQ72
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 3

Long Description:
Asa Bayles was one of the three founders of the community of Westfield, Indiana. Asa, and the other two founders, were all Quakers from North Carolina. (Side note...the town was not formally incorporated until 2008!) The community was plated in 1864 supposedly as a stop for the underground railroad by these men. There are 8 "documented" sites believed to be a part of the underground in the immediate area. Fredrick Douglass, the most prominent African American spokesperson for the anti-slavery movement, was smuggled through this town at the home of Ephraim Stout. This home was Asa Bales' house and certainly a stop by many accounts. Mention of this is made in many internet web sites, on plaques in the local park just south of main street, and in the local history museum.

As of November 2012 the home is for sale.
Address:
432 N. Union St
Westfield, IN


Open to the public?: Private

Web site: Not listed

Site Details: Not listed

Name of organization who placed the marker: Not listed

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