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Springboro in Warren County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

John Bateman House Site

Bateman Tannery Site

 
 
John Bateman House Site & Bateman Tannery Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 1, 2008
1. John Bateman House Site & Bateman Tannery Site Marker
Inscription. John Bateman was a local tanner who had his house, storehouse, and workshop on this site. The house now located at 440 South Main was built circa 1869 by Joseph Haines, a carpenter who built a number of Springboro homes in the mid and late 1800s. Bateman Tannery, which once stood at 450 South Main, was a “station” on the Underground Railroad, a place that offered assistance to runaway slaves during their flight to freedom. According to local history, the tannery was an excellent hiding place for runaway slaves because strong odors generated by the tanning process kept slave catchers and their dogs away.
 
Erected by Old Springboro.
 
Location. 39° 33.084′ N, 84° 14.003′ W. Marker is in Springboro, Ohio, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Ohio Route 741) and South Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 440-450 S. Main Street, Springboro OH 45066, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tommy Miller House (within shouting distance of this marker); Harry Pence House (within shouting distance of this marker); Warner Bateman House
John Bateman House Site & Bateman Tannery Site and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 1, 2008
2. John Bateman House Site & Bateman Tannery Site and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Odd Fellows Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jeremiah Stansel House (about 400 feet away); Mahlon Wright House Site - Circa 1818 (about 400 feet away); Friends Cemetery of the Springborough Quaker Meeting (about 400 feet away); Town Hall, Jail, and Fire Station (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Springboro.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRNotable Buildings
 
Old Springboro Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 1, 2008
3. Old Springboro Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,183 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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