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Morris County Underground Railroad

FREEDOM TRAIL

Boxwood Hall, Florham Park, and the Sayre House, Madison, were owned by noted Abolitionist Baxter Sayre.  The Henry Hedges House, Florham Park, is named after the Methodist Minister who is said to have hidden fugitives in a tiny stone vault in the cellar.

Henry Hedges a Methodist Minister and fervent abolitionist, although it seems unimaginable that this kind minister would confine fleeing slaves to this cramped, dung on like quarters.

The Powerville Hotel, located along the Morris Canal at lock 11, near Boonton, is documented by Abolitionist Charles Hopkins as a railroad transit point.  The Quaker Meeting House, Randolph Township, has an upstairs gallery that is said to have temporarily housed slaves fleeing north.

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