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

Edward Potts House / John Potts House

Circa 1831 / Circa 1832

 
 
Edward Potts House / John Potts House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 1, 2008
1. Edward Potts House / John Potts House Marker
Inscription. The house on the right (45 South Main) appears to have been built circa 1832 by Joshua Trotter. In 1837, Trotter sold the house to John and Mary Potts, who were “conductors” on the Underground Railroad, persons who risked their lives and property to escort runaway slaves on their flight to freedom. The house on the left (55 South Main) was built circa 1831 by Job Burton. He sold the house to Edward Potts in 1836. Edward, like his brother John, was also a “conductor”. Both houses are significant examples of early Federal style brick buildings.
 
Erected by Old Springboro.
 
Location. 39° 33.355′ N, 84° 13.994′ W. Marker is in Springboro, Ohio, in Warren County. Marker is on Main Street (Ohio Route 741), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 45-55 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. Lynn O. Eaton Memorial Pin Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Clark Williams House (within shouting distance of this marker); Springboro Area Underground Railroad (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
John Potts House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 1, 2008
2. John Potts House
The Lyceum (about 400 feet away); "Squatter's House" (about 400 feet away); United Brethern [sic] Church of Springboro (about 400 feet away); Jonah Thomas Shop (about 600 feet away); M. & J. Wright General Merchandise (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Springboro.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRHeroesNotable Buildings
 
Edward Potts House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 1, 2008
3. Edward Potts House
Old Springboro Town Center Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 1, 2008
4. Old Springboro Town Center Sign
Springboro Corporate Limit Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 1, 2008
5. Springboro Corporate Limit Marker
 
 
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