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Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Underground Railroad on University Land

 
 
The Underground Railroad on University Land Marker #3 Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., December 31, 2008
1. The Underground Railroad on University Land Marker #3
Inscription. After 1856, escapees on the Freedom Train followed Neil Run past the Neil Farm and through the swampy hollow that is now Mirror Lake. The stream forked, with the northeastern branch emerging from the marshy land where the Ohio Union now stands, to the home of Robert Neil, son of William and Hannah. It still stands on the corner of Indianola Avenue and 15th Avenue, the current home of the fraternity Kappa Sigma. From this spot, escapees were directed toward Lake Erie, the last stop before freedom and safety.
 
Erected 2006 by Ohio Staters, Inc. (Marker Number 3 of 5.)
 
Location. 39° 59.872′ N, 83° 0.838′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Click for map. Marker is near the southeast corner of Mirror Lake, about fifty feet west of the Browning Amphitheatre, on The Ohio State University campus. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus OH 43210, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Browning Amphitheatre / The Outdoor Performance Center (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ohio State University (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Underground Railroad on University Land
The Underground Railroad on University Land Marker #3 Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., December 31, 2008
2. The Underground Railroad on University Land Marker #3
Pomerene Hall is behind marker, with Mirror Lake to right.
(about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Ohio Union (approx. 0.2 miles away); Neil Avenue Gate (approx. 0.2 miles away); University Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Underground Railroad on University Land (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wilbur H. Siebert Collection (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,289 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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