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  • 136 East Walnut Street
    Washington, PA 15301
  • Category: Landmarks
  • Sub-Category: African American History Guide
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Alfred Crockett Home

Brief History

This house was the home of Alfred Crockett, who was born into slavery in 1829 in Frederick, Maryland. Crockett secretly married a woman known as "Muddy" and had three children. When Crockett's plantation owner died, he fled, supposedly by the Underground Railroad, and bought his freedom in Washington, Pennsylvania. Crockett enlisted in the U.S. Colored Troops Company G, Regiment 32, in 1864. After receiving an honorable discharge, he worked until he earned enough money to send for his family and buy the home at this address. The Crockett's raised their family at this home and were said to have raised nine children.