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

Springboro Area Underground Railroad

Historic Underground Railroad Site

 
 
Springboro Area Underground Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 1, 2008
1. Springboro Area Underground Railroad Marker
Inscription. A predominantly Quaker community in its early days, Springboro served as a hospitable thoroughfare for many runaway slaves on their way north to freedom. Between 1815 and 1864, Springboro was host to numerous safe-houses and many agents and conductors operating within the village and the surrounding township. Two factors contributed to Springboro's role as a pathway to the Underground Railroad. One was the antislavery sympathies of its residents. Secondly, situated between the Great and Little Miami Rivers and just two nights run north of the Ohio River, Springboro was in the middle of two corridors of flight. Enriching the antislavery sentiments of the local community was Achilles Pugh, who for many years published a famous national abolitionist paper, “The Philanthropist,” in Springboro. Despite constant scrutiny and harassment from bounty hunters and law officers, no runaways were ever captured or returned while under the protection of the Springboro area.
 
Erected by The Friends of Freedom Society and the Ohio Underground Railroad Association.
 
Location. 39° 33.299′ N, 84° 13.981′ W. Marker is in Springboro, Ohio, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Ohio Route 741) and
Springboro Area Underground Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 1, 2008
2. Springboro Area Underground Railroad Marker
Next to the Springboro Area Historical Society Museum. Looking south along Main Street.
North Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 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. The Lyceum (a few steps from this marker); "Squatter's House" (a few steps from this marker); Clark Williams House (within shouting distance of this marker); United Brethern [sic] Church of Springboro (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jonah Thomas Shop (about 300 feet away); Edward Potts House / John Potts House (about 300 feet away); M. & J. Wright General Merchandise (about 500 feet away); Lynn O. Eaton Memorial Pin Oak (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Springboro.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,792 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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