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Old Lancaster County Jail Site

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

UGRR Operatives: Sheriff David "Dare-Devil Dave" Miller,Stephen Smith