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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.)
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is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansEducation. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
Location. 41° 17.489′ N, 82° 12.378′ 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. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Downtown Oberlin Historic District (approx. 0.6 miles away); Oberlin and the Underground Railroad (approx. 0.6 miles away); Antoinette Brown Blackwell and First Church in Oberlin (approx. 0.6 miles away); Oberlin College and Community / Abolitionism in Oberlin (approx. 0.7 miles away); Welcome to Oberlin Heritage Center (approx. 0.7 miles away); Charles M. Hall and Frank M. Jewett (approx. ¾ mile away); Willard Van Orman Quine (approx. ¾ mile away); Westwood Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oberlin.
The Burrell-King House Marker image. Click for full size.
November 9, 2016
2. The Burrell-King House Marker
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. It was originally submitted on January 29, 2017. This page has been viewed 447 times since then and 65 times this year. 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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