Two formerly enslaved African American women were seized by bounty hunters and lodged in the Old Lancaster Conty Jail. They were secretly released by an unlikely co-conspirator: the chief law enforcement officer of Lancaster County, Sheriff David "Dare-Devil" Miller. The two women told sympathizers they escaped themselves, apparently to give cover to sheriff Miller. However, the Sheriff later admitted his involvement to a confidante.
Visitor Information: Currently open to public.
Location: 12-16 North Prince St, Lancaster, 17603
National Park Unit: No
Ownership: Harvey Owen
Location Type: Site