Enslaved African Americans escaping to visit relatives on antoher plantation or in another town was most important, and one of the mains reasons for escape. The significance of the family unit and the concept of community are dominant in the ads for the Neuse River and its contributing tributaries, and a majority of these runaway ads posted are for family members visiting each other, hiding each other until flight could safely continue, running to another plantation to take a loved one along for the attempted escape, 'lying-out' near the edge of their plantation or another plantation for extended periods of time, and enslaved and free black people hiding freedom seekers on their plantations.
Visitor Information: Currently not open to public.
Location: Eastern North Carolina, New Bern, Craven, Pamlico, Carteret, 28560
National Park Unit: No
Ownership: Marc Bernstein
Location Type: Site