Tag: underground railroad

Mount Zion AME Church

Village of Lima The members of Mount Zion A.M.E. Church supported the Anti-Slavery Society’s effortto help runaway slaves reach freedom. New Jersey was intimately associated withPhiladelphia and the adjoining section in the Underground Railroad System. New Jerseyprovided at least three important outlets for runaways, from the territory South and Westof the Delaware River. About the […]

The Village of Lima

Village of Lima The Village of Lima is historically significant because its 19th Century residents were active in the anti-slavery and Washingtonian temperance movements.  The involvement of ordinary citizens in both of these socially responsible causes was instrumental in shaping the cultural and political history of the united States. Philadelphia was the center of the […]

Van Leer Cabins

This is the story about the Van Leer Cabins. There are two cabins still standing today, which served as a underground railroad stations. The family is on record financially supporting the stations through a local AME Church on this page. The Van Leers were close friends of the Earle family and a George Hussey Earle […]