“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Salem in Columbiana County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)


Unserheim Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jenn Wintermantel, May 19, 2013
1. Unserheim Marker
Inscription.  Unserheim, meaning "Our Home" in German, is the name of this ante-bellum Queen Anne style home, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. From 1857-1878, it was home to Daniel Howell Hise, a Quaker and ardent abolitionist. On April 8, 1849, Hise wrote, "Welcome! Welcome to the protection I can give, with or without the law." A major stop on the Underground Railroad, Unserheim's secret rooms and tunnel provided shelter to slaves on their flight to freedom. Hise's belief in abolitionism was so strong that following John Brown's Raid at Harper's Ferry, he was instrumental in erecting the Edwin Coppock Monument at Hope Cemetery. Coppock had been executed for his participation in the raid. Hise also supported the Women's Rights Movement and opened Unserheim to such notable guests as famed suffragists Susan B. Anthony and Sojourner Truth.
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Salem Historical Society, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 14-15.)
Marker series. This marker is included in
Unserheim Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jenn Wintermantel, May 19, 2013
2. Unserheim Marker
the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 40° 53.526′ N, 80° 50.526′ W. Marker is in Salem, Ohio, in Columbiana County. Marker is at the intersection of Franklin Avenue (Ohio Route 344) and Summitt Street, on the right when traveling west on Franklin Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salem OH 44460, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salem (approx. half a mile away); Cherry Valley Coke Ovens (approx. 4˝ miles away); Maple-Dell (approx. 4.8 miles away); Teegarden-Centennial Covered Bridge / Teegarden (approx. 4.9 miles away); Lot 17, Friends Burying Grounds (approx. 5.8 miles away); Damascus Grade School Museum (approx. 5.9 miles away); Ervin George Bailey (approx. 5.9 miles away); Friends Burying Grounds (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salem.
Categories. Abolition & Underground RR
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 419 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 19, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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