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Mount Pleasant in Harrison County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Benjamin Lundy Home / Free Labor Store

 
 
Benjamin Lundy Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, September 25, 2010
1. Benjamin Lundy Home Marker
Inscription.
Benjamin Lundy Home:
After witnessing the slave trade in Wheeling, Virginia, Quaker abolitionist Benjamin Lundy (1789-1839) resolved to battle the institution, first organizing the Union Humane Society in St. Clairsville in 1815. In 1821, Lundy moved to Mount Pleasant and began publishing the Genius of Universal Emancipation, a newspaper devoted wholly to anti-slavery issues. The newspaper would later be published in Tennessee, Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia. Lundy traveled widely to promote circulation, lecturing on the moral evils of slavery and its associated negative economic and social effects. The Lundy home served as an Underground Railroad stop.

Free Labor Store:
Built in 1813, the left side of this structure was the site of the Free Labor Store. Residents of Mount Pleasant, a predominately Quaker community, organized the Mount Pleasant Free Produce Company in 1848 "for the sale of goods, wares, and merchandise in general which shall be exclusively the product of free labor." The store operated until 1857 when the company was dissolved. The dissolution of the Free Produce Company was not a reflection on the lessening of anti-slavery sentiment in Mount Pleasant. This is the only free labor store known in continued existence.
 
Erected
Benjamin Lundy Home / Free Labor Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, September 25, 2010
2. Benjamin Lundy Home / Free Labor Store Marker
2003 by The Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the P&G Fund, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 5-41.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 10.495′ N, 80° 48.208′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, Ohio, in Harrison County. Marker is at the intersection of Ohio Route 647 and Market Street, on the right when traveling east on State Route 647. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 244 Market Street, Mount Pleasant OH 43939, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of Moses Fleetwood Walker (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel Gill House (within shouting distance of this marker); Quaker Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); Elizabeth House Mansion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mount Pleasant Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mount Pleasant Historic Underground Railroad District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morgan's Raid (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 3.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RR
 
Benjamin Lundy Home / Free Labor Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, September 25, 2010
3. Benjamin Lundy Home / Free Labor Store Marker
Benjamin Lundy Home / Free Labor Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, September 25, 2010
4. Benjamin Lundy Home / Free Labor Store Marker
Benjamin Lundy House image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, December 21, 2014
5. Benjamin Lundy House
Has been designated a National Historic Landmark
This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America
1975
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,161 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.   5. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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