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Oberlin in Lorain County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Burrell-King House

 
 
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November 9, 2016
1. The Burrell-King House Marker
Inscription. Jabez Lyman Burrell (1806-1900), originally from Massachusetts, built this house in 1852. Burrell made his living as a cattleman and farmer, but devoted much of his time to serving the cause of abolitionism, helping slaves who had escaped the South get from Oberlin to Sheffield and from there to Lorain and across Lake Erie to Canada. He was also devoted to equal education for all, providing funding to a freedmen's school in Selma, Alabama, and serving as a trustee of the Oberlin Collegiate Institute, well known for educating African Americans and women. From 1884 to 1934, This was the home of Henry Churchill King (1858-1934), who was the president of Oberlin College from 1902-1927. The Kings added the porches and rear wing and made their home a social center for the college and community. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a City of Oberlin Historic Landmark.
 
Erected 2002 by The Ohio Bicentennial Commission. The Longaberger Company. Oberlin Heritage Center/O.H.I.O. The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 9-47.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 17.489′ N, 82° 12.378′ 
The Burrell-King House Marker image. Click for full size.
November 9, 2016
2. The Burrell-King House Marker
W. Marker is in Oberlin, Ohio, in Lorain County. Marker is on E College Street 0 miles east of King Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 315 E College Street, Oberlin, OH 44074, Oberlin OH 44074, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charles M. Hall and Frank M. Jewett (approx. mile away); Great Kipton Train Wreck (approx. 5.4 miles away); Sandstone Center of the World (approx. 7 miles away); Archibald M. Willard (approx. 8.6 miles away); Spirit of 76 (approx. 8.6 miles away); Vietnam Veterans Monument (approx. 8.6 miles away); Helen Steiner Rice (approx. 11.7 miles away); Lake Shore Electric Railway (approx. 12 miles away).
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansEducation
 
The Burrell-King House Marker image. Click for full size.
November 9, 2016
3. The Burrell-King House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 29, 2017. This page has been viewed 119 times since then. Last updated on January 30, 2017. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 29, 2017. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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