Crenshaw House

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This place is closed to the public. It is owned by the state of Illinois and there are numerous No Trespassing signs. You are cautioned not to attempt to visit this place. Crenshaw house was a major player in kidnapping freed and escaped slaves and returning them to slavery in the south. Although Illinois was technically a free state, an exception was made for Crenshaw’s plantation as no free men could be found who were willing to work the salt mining operation as it was too arduous and dangerous. Crenshaw used slave labor to amass an immense fortune. Not content with his wealth, he set about kidnapping freed slaves and selling them back into slavery in the south. History has it that the attic of the “Slave House” was where he’d keep former slaves, before selling them back into slavery. People claim that it is this area that is completely haunted, with numerous ghostly sounds being heard, which include cries for help and the rattling of chains.

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Geographic Information

Address:
Crenshaw Lane
Equality, IL
United States
GPS:
37.730071, -88.29261350000002
County:
Gallatin County, Illinois
Nearest Towns:
Equality, IL (2.8 mi.)
Junction, IL (3.1 mi.)
Ridgway, IL (5.1 mi.)
Shawneetown, IL (5.9 mi.)
Old Shawneetown, IL (8.8 mi.)
Eldorado, IL (9.8 mi.)
Omaha, IL (11.1 mi.)
Muddy, IL (12.5 mi.)
Harrisburg, IL (13.6 mi.)
Raleigh, IL (14.7 mi.)

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