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

The Hubbard House

 
 
The Hubbard House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 10, 2018
1. The Hubbard House Marker
Inscription. Built in the 1840s by William and Catharine Hubbard and known as "Mother Hubbard's Cupboard" or "The Great Emporium" by fugitive slaves, the Hubbard House was an important terminus on the fabled Underground Railroad in the years before the Civil War. The Hubbard House sheltered escaped slaves who had risked life and limb after crossing the Ohio River into the North. From the Hubbard home, slaves walked one-quarter mile to the Hubbard and Company warehouse on the Ashtabula River, where friendly boat captains awaited to ferry their passengers to Canada and freedom. The U.S. Department of the Interior listed the Hubbard House on its National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
 
Erected 1999 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Hubbard House Underground Railroad Museum, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 5-4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 53.976′ N, 80° 48.281′ W. Marker is in Ashtabula, Ohio, in Ashtabula County. Marker is at the intersection of Walnut Boulevard and West 1st Street, on the right when traveling west on Walnut Boulevard. Touch for map.
The Hubbard House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 10, 2018
2. The Hubbard House Marker
Located next to the Harbor-Topky Memorial Library. Marker is in this post office area: Ashtabula OH 44004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ashtabula Harbor Commercial District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ashtabula Train Disaster (approx. 1˝ miles away); Lakeshore Park Main Pavilion (approx. 1.6 miles away); Hotel Ashtabula (approx. 2.7 miles away); Ransom E. Olds-Birthplace (approx. 10 miles away); Betsey Mix Cowles (approx. 10.4 miles away); Joshua R. Giddings Law Office (approx. 11.4 miles away); Harpersfield Covered Bridge (approx. 12.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ashtabula.
 
Also see . . .  Hubbard House Underground Railroad Museum. (Submitted on August 11, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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