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

Betsey Mix Cowles

(1810-1876)

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, August 10, 2018
1. Betsey Mix Cowles Marker
Inscription. Betsey Mix Cowles dedicated her life to fighting slavery and improving the status of women. Her desire for a formal education led her to Oberlin College, where she completed two years of study in 1840. An advocate of immediate abolition, Cowles lectured on the moral depravity of slavery, opened her home, at this site, to fugitive slaves. Opposed to expansion of slavery into the West, Cowles protested the Mexican War. Cowles served as president of Ohio's first women's rights convention (in Salem) in 1850, and the following year wrote a treatise on equal pay for working urban women. She served as the first dean of women at Grand River Institute, and later became one of the first women public school superintendents in Ohio.
 
Erected 2003 by The Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The International Paper Company Foundation, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 6-4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 45.228′ N, 80° 51.283′ W. Marker is in Austinburg, Ohio, in Ashtabula County. Marker is on Center Road (Ohio Route 45) 0.1 miles north of Lampson Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Austinburg OH 44010, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Mike Wintermantel, August 10, 2018
2. Betsey Mix Cowles Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harpersfield Covered Bridge (approx. 4.6 miles away); Joshua R. Giddings Law Office (approx. 4.8 miles away); Ransom E. Olds-Birthplace (approx. 6.1 miles away); Unionville Tavern (approx. 7.9 miles away); Hotel Ashtabula (approx. 8˝ miles away); Ashtabula Train Disaster (approx. 9.2 miles away); The Hubbard House (approx. 10.4 miles away); Ashtabula Harbor Commercial District (approx. 10˝ miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Betsy M. Cowles. Ohio History Central (Submitted on August 11, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RREducationWomen
 
Betsey Mix Cowles image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
3. Betsey Mix Cowles
 
 
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 53 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 11, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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