On December 15, 1833, thirty-two men and women founded the Congregational
Church. They were all anti-slavery in belief and the church was soon called
"the Abolition Church", not a compliment in the divided community of Jacksonville.
When the UGRR became active in town, Deacon Elihu Wolcott was known as
the chief conductor. Many members of this church bravely risked prison
and fines by actively providing shelter, clothing, food, and transportation
as the freedom seekers followed the North Star to Canada. At this stop
you will meet Julia Wolcott Carter and learn more about Emily Logan as
well as other stories of the UGRR.
Church of Christ
W. College Ave.
Underground Railroad Committee
Morgan County Historical Society
|Loreli Steuer & Jim Murphy, Co-Chairmen
Liddy Stark & Gary Morris, Co-Vice-Chairmen
Kristan Becker Hoffman, Treasurer
Mary Hathaway, Secretary
Art Wilson & Abbie Templin, Founding Directors
1463 Gierke Lane
Jacksonville, IL 62650