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

Marcus Sims - Huber Tannery Location

Clermont County, Ohio Freedom Trail

 

— National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom —

 
Marcus Sims - Huber Tannery Location Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 9, 2017
1. Marcus Sims - Huber Tannery Location Marker
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Erected 2002 by Clermont County and the National Park Service. (Marker Number 26.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom series list.
 
Location. 39° 3.185′ N, 84° 3.17′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Ohio, in Clermont County. Marker is on South Second Street south of West Main Street (Ohio Route 133), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 134 South Second Street, Williamsburg OH 45176, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dairy House at Harmony Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stepping Stone (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. L.T. Pease Home Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harmony Hill 1800 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles B. Huber Home Site (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Marcus Sims - Huber Tannery Location Marker at private home. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 9, 2017
2. Marcus Sims - Huber Tannery Location Marker at private home.
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The Town Square (approx. 0.3 miles away); Williamsburg Township Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); In Recognition of 200 Years of Freedom and Dedication (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
More about this marker. This marker is one of nineteen sites included in the Network to Freedom program of the National Park Service.

The majority of the Freedom Trail sites are not open to the public. Please respect the privacy & property of this residential home.
 
Regarding Marcus Sims - Huber Tannery Location. This site was chosen to commemorate Marcus Sims and his activities in the Underground Railroad. A tannery, owned by Charles B. Huber, once stood at this location. Huber employed Marcus Sims, who was a free African American from Virginia. Sims also served as "engineer" or wagon-master, for Huber, carrying fugitives to the next station in Brown, Clinton or Highland Counties. Sims continued to run the wagon for Dr. L.T. Pease when he took over the Williamsburg station in 1854. Sims enlisted in the United States Army and was killed during the Civil War in 1864.
 
Also see . . .  Clermont Freedom Trail. Discover Clermont PDF (Submitted on September 21, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 21, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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Aug. 16, 2022