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

Historic Underground Railroad Station

Historic Underground Railroad Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2019
1. Historic Underground Railroad Station Marker
Inscription.  This dwelling was an Underground Railroad station operated by Hiram B. Miller for many years. Here he hid hundreds of runaway slaves. He shipped them to Canada in drygoods boxes where they would be free. This caused persecution and the nickname of “Nigger Miller.”

(small sign below)
This cast iron marker stood on the Hinkley side of W. 130th St. at Laurel Road from 1931. The original home was torn down and the marker was moved here in 2017. The Brunswick area was an active stop on the Underground Railroad.
Erected 1931 by Hiram B. Miller Association and the Nathan Perry Chapter, D.A.R. Lorain, Ohio.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1931.
Location. 41° 13.602′ N, 81° 51.146′ W. Marker is in Brunswick, Ohio, in Medina County. Marker is on Laurel Road west of Pearl Road (Ohio Route 42), on the right when traveling west. It is at Heritage Farm. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4613 Laurel Road, Brunswick OH 44212, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles
Small sign posted below the marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2019
2. Small sign posted below the marker
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of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Heritage Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Brunswick United Methodist Church (approx. one mile away); Liverpool Township / Liverpool and Valley City (approx. 3.9 miles away); Weymouth School (approx. 4.1 miles away); Judge Samuel Hinckley / John Brongers (approx. 5.6 miles away); Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church (approx. 6.1 miles away); First Congregational Church of Medina (approx. 6.1 miles away); Town Hall and School Building (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brunswick.
Also see . . .  Hiram Miller Underground Railroad sign moves from Hinckley. 2016 article by Halee Heironimus in the Medina Gazette. “The president of the Hinckley Historical Society, Chuck Gibson, said Miller’s house was removed at least 30 years ago, if not longer, but said the historical society has no record of it. ‘The sign references that there was an Underground Railroad location building on the site,’ Gibson said. ‘That building is gone and so as a result the sign doesn’t reference anything appropriate at this point.’” (Submitted on July 17, 2019.) 
Historic Underground Railroad Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2019
3. Historic Underground Railroad Station Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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