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Free Frank McWorter Grave Site

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Location  Pike County, Illinois
Built  1854
Opened  1854
Nearest city  Barry
Area  less than one acre
NRHP Reference #  87002533
Added to NRHP  19 April 1988
Free Frank McWorter Grave Site

The Free Frank McWorter Grave Site, near the Pike County, Illinois city of Barry, is the grave site of former slave Frank McWorter. McWorter, originally from South Carolina, bought his and 14 other slave relatives' freedom during the mid-19th century in Kentucky.

In 1836 he was the first African American before the American Civil War to plat and register a town, New Philadelphia, Illinois. The New Philadelphia Town Site, abandoned by the early 20th century, was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2009 for its history and archaeological resources.

McWorter's grave site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. It is located about 4 miles east of Barry, Illinois off U.S. Route 36.

References

Free Frank McWorter Grave Site Wikipedia


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