Two Gibson County sites accepted by National Parks Service

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GIBSON COUNTY, (WEHT)- Two burial spots in Gibson County have been added to the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom by the National Parks Service.

The Charles Grier burial site at Antioch Cemetery near Owensville, Indiana and the David and Mary Hartin Stormont burial site at Archer Cemetery in Princeton were selected for the program.

Charles Grier and his wife, Keziah were among the first African American settlers in Gibson County and reportedly helped over 600 people escape to Canada. David and Mary Hartin Stormont were also active participants in the Underground Railroad.

The application for the sites was first submitted in 2019 and approved in early February. More information on the project can be found here.

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(This story was originally published on Feb. 20, 2020)

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