Henry Copeland Sr. (1801-1875) and his wife Dorothy Copeland, were station keepers for the Underground Railroad. Their house, located in Northampton County, NC, had a secret hiding place for up to seven people. They were Quakers and members of the Rich Square Meeting House. Because the Copeland home burned in 1975, the burial sites of Henry and Dorothy Copeland are being nominated. This cemetery site is significant as it contains the graves of other Quakers who were said to be associated with the Underground Railroad. All were members of Rich Square Monthly Meeting in Rich Square, NC. On Henry Copeland's stone are the words, "The path of the Just is the shining Light that shineth more and more unto the perfect day." And his wife, Dorothy's stone reads," She hath done all she could."
Visitor Information: Currently not open to public.
Location: 1987 NC HIGHWAY 561, RICH SQUARE, 27869
National Park Unit: Yes
Ownership: James T. Cooke
Location Type: Site
Religious Denominations: Quaker