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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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
 
Location.
The Hubbard House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 10, 2018
2. The Hubbard House Marker
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. Located next to the Harbor-Topky Memorial Library. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ashtabula OH 44004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1147 (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1135 (approx. ¼ mile away); 1127 (approx. ¼ mile away); 1123 (approx. ¼ mile away); 1119 (approx. ¼ mile away); 1116 (approx. ¼ mile away); Mother of Sorrows Church (approx. ¼ mile away); 1105 (approx. ¼ mile 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.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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