Circleville in Pickaway County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Underground Railroad / The Underground Railroad in Pickaway County
The Underground Railroad in Pickaway County
After passage of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, which made any interference with the capture and return of fugitive slaves a serious Federal crime, Colonel Samuel Moore of Circleville became active in the Underground Railroad.
Erected by Ohio Department of Transportation and Friends of Freedom Society.
Location. 39° 35.96′ N, 82° 56.773′ W. Marker is in Circleville, Ohio, in Pickaway County. Marker is at the intersection of Court Street and Mound Street, on the left when traveling south on Court Street. Click for map. Marker is next to the Moore House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 304 S. Court Street, Circleville OH 43113, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Our Safety Forces (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); War Savings Quota (about 500 feet away); Political Meeting at Second Baptist Church (about 700 feet away); Prehistoric Circular Earthworks / The Squaring of Circleville (about 700 feet away); Napoleon 12-Pounder (approx. 0.2 miles away); Memorial Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Caleb Atwater (approx. ¼ mile away); Zieger House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Circleville.
According to Darlene Weaver with the Pickaway County Historical Society there is no documentary evidence ( letters , diary entries , first person accounts , etc. ) that any of the above or below ground spaces in Circleville were ever used by the Underground Railroad .
Please advise from whence your information comes .
— Submitted November 25, 2013, by Dean Smallwood of Circleville, Ohio.
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